Rice Brook Forest offers quality hardwood forests, long stream frontage and year-round access on 870 acres of recreational timberland in Franklin County, all within 20 minutes of Paul Smiths. The property provides opportunity for many activities from hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ATV riding to camp development and timber management. Discover all the possibilities of this property by contacting the broker to the right.
Rice Brook Forest is a classic Adirondack property with exceptional year-round access, long stream frontage and a naturally diverse and resilient northern forest. Nestled near the St. Regis River in the towns of Duane and Brighton, this scenic corner of the Adirondacks is a mosaic of historic hunting clubs, family compounds, conserved timberlands and endless mountain streams. Meacham Lake is located just up the road along the Route 30 corridor.
The community of Malone (population 5,900) lies 25 miles to the north. offering gas and grocery shops and health care services.
Access to Rice Brook Forest is exceptional and is highlighted by over two miles of year-round, paved state road frontage along its eastern and northern boundaries.
State Route 458 – 8,700 feet of paved road frontage along the property’s northern perimeter with entry points to the land both east and west of Rice Brook.
State Route 30 – 2,700 feet of paved road frontage along State Route 30 with electric utilities available roadside. This frontage provides ample access and opportunities for further site development.
Rice Brook Forest offers a vast forest land base in a stunning northern Adirondack setting. Endemic northern hardwoods, miles of hiking trails to explore, scenic spruce forests and long, meandering stream frontage on Rice Brook combine to highlight the site opportunities.
The young, well-stocked timber resource at Rice Brook offers a mix of early successional forest and mid-rotation poles and sawlogs benefiting from favorable species composition and high stem quality—desirable attributes from a long-term, multiple-use forestry perspective.