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Lower Oswegatchie River – Parcel 1

Property Details

Location: Edwards, St Lawrence County, NY
Price: $590,000
Acres: 449
Type: Multiple Uses


For sale are six individually offered, incredible riverfront parcels along the beautiful West Branch of the Oswegatchie River. The parcel’s river frontage provides an entire suite of river attributes – frothy, cascading falls, plunging pools, shimmering ripples, high granite outcroppings, placid flat water – there’s a little bit of everything along this stunning river frontage.

Each parcel also offers various private building sites along the river with no nearby roads, houses, or noise.


The parcels are located in the towns of Fowler, Pitcairn and Edwards, St. Lawrence County, New York. This location is at the foothills of the northwestern Adirondacks along the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River. The West Branch is a major tributary of the Oswegatchie, which flows into the main branch near the hamlet of Talcville. The nearby village of Harrisville (population 670) is a rural community along the Oswegatchie River with a full suite of amenities.

St. Lawrence County is the largest in New York State and is home to the St. Lawrence International Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic. Gouverneur (population 3,949) is an 11-mile drive to the northwest along the Route 58 corridor, while Canton is a 45-minute drive to the north. Syracuse and Rochester/Albany lie within a two and three-hour drive.


The land has +/- 1 mile of road frontage along Thomlinson Road, a seasonally town-maintained gravel road. Electric power is not along this road but is available 1.9 miles to the north. Two existing woods roads enter the land along Thomlinson Road, each running south and westerly for +/-1.3 miles to the spectacular falls along this long river frontage.

Site Description

The property offers +/-1.3 miles of frontage along the West Branch of the Oswegatchie River. The highlight of this river frontage is the scenic Falls #1, with its long stretch of rapids upstream from the falls. This river location also features swirling eddies and a deep pool with rock outcrops, an ideal building location.

Terrain is variable with level land along much of the river frontage, modestly sloping ground on the majority of the land, with steeper, undulating terrain in the southeast area.


The timber data reveals a total per acre volume of 19.1 cords. Stumpage values were assigned to the volumes in June of 2023 by F&W Forestry, producing a parcel-wide Capital Timber Value (CTV) of $260,000. See Timber Valuation. Average diameters for the three major species are white pine 17.5″, sugar maple 16″ and black cherry 16″. Financial maturity for most sawlog species is 18-24″, therefore many of the stands on this parcel are within 20-30 years of generating considerable income.

Parcel Map

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