Fountains is pleased to offer the 318-acre Rensselaer Views Forest, a beautiful property with secluded ponds and sweeping views located within a half-hour of Albany’s Capital Region. Long frontage on multiple town roads, great access for weekend getaways and a prime building site for a year-round or vacation residence.
The land is situated in the scenic town of Grafton, an historic community nestled within the county’s Rensselaer Highland Plateau region. This gently sloping, forested landscape stretches from the Hudson Valley in nearby Troy to the Taconic Mountains paralleling the New York-Vermont-Massachusetts border.
Grafton is a classic Northeast hamlet with a general store, fire department, post office and town hall. Grafton Lakes State Park is located within 2 miles of the property and hosts 13 lakes within its 2,000-acre footprint. This popular park offers a public beach with swimming, boating, cross-country skiing and horseback riding options throughout the year.
Access to the property is considered excellent with multiple entry points as described below:
Foster Road – 320' of year-round frontage, with electric utilities available, provide an incredible four-season building site opportunity with long westerly views to enjoy endless sunsets. Foster Road is a town-maintained artery that links back to the nearby Route 2 corridor.
Stuffle Street – There are three access points along this four-season town-maintained road that fronts the far western boundary of the acreage, totaling 710’ of year-round frontage.
Build your home off Foster Road and enjoy the endless westward views and sunsets that highlight the natural beauty of the Capital Region. Ride your UTV down to the 5-acre, centrally-located beaver pond, stock some bass and spend summer afternoons fishing and picnicking in solitude with your friends and family.
The forest resource at Rensselaer Views offers a mix of managed, mid-rotation poles and young sawlogs, benefiting from favorable species composition and good stem quality. These components will offer a nice, long-term investment opportunity to this large-acreage, multi-purpose property. Species composition is comprised of quality northern hardwoods, dominated by the maples, oak, beech and birches, while softwood associates include pine and hemlock.