Fountains is pleased to offer the scenic and versatile 86-acre Warrensburg Forest for sale in the Lake George region of New York’s Adirondacks. This accessible acreage is a classic recreational property with mountain views, a scenic beaver pond, a potential building envelope for a weekend or year round homesite and a nice pine, hemlock and hardwood forest.
Warrensburg Forest is a classic multi-use property located in the Lake George region of New York’s Adirondack Park. The parcel is situated 10 minutes south of Warrensburg Village, an historic community nestled along the Schroon and Hudson Rivers which serves as a gateway to the Adirondacks. The many Victorian-style houses in and around the village are primarily year-round residences, while the outlying area quickly transitions into a rural mosaic of forests and interspersed residences. Lake George Village is located within a short 15-minute drive. Hospital services are available in Glens Falls, the largest regional population center lying 18 miles to the south. Albany, the state’s capital and home of Albany International Airport, is an hour south along the Adirondack Northway.
The property lies within a 4-hour weekend commute of the Greater NY/Boston metro-regions. Given its close proximity to southern Adirondack vacation areas and good access to regional population centers, Warrensburg Forest offers a solid second home opportunity with an attractive acreage and forest component.
Access to the property is provided by 2,375' of frontage on Alden Avenue, a four-season, town-maintained road with electric utilities available. While the terrain along most of the frontage is relatively steep, there is a light duty ATV/Jeep trail near the southern boundary that can serve as a future driveway location. This vicinity offers a nice future building site with towering pines, warm southern exposure and privacy.
An established network of hiking trails extends up onto the ridge and enhances recreational opportunities for hiking, ATV use and horseback riding.
The property was surveyed by Van Dusen and Steves, LS in August 2006, resulting in 86.94 survey acres. Tax map acreage is 85.96 acres. Maps are based on the survey information and tax map data.
Warrensburg Forest is a highly versatile property that can support multiple ownership goals such as a weekend or permanent residence, recreation, forest stewardship and open space.
From the Alden Avenue road frontage, much of the terrain climbs steadily up the hill for several hundred feet, gaining elevation quickly through an evergreen forest. It eventually rises to a high hardwood bluff where you’ll be rewarded with impressive views to the south and east. From here, notable peaks such as Hemlock Ridge and Huckleberry Mountain are visible as they rise along the horizon.
The potential home site is tucked several hundred feet off the paved road in a private setting graced by towering pines and views of a nearby beaver pond. Property elevations range from 1,190’ ASL (above sea level) near the beaver flow up to 1,440’ ASL at the top of the hill located in the heart of the land.
The property benefits from a well-stocked timber resource that can be managed to support a multitude of objectives including wildlife, recreation and forest stewardship. Highlighting this amenity is a maturing white pine component (75% of total volume) which offers potential cash flow options over the coming decade.
Property-wide, basal area (a measure of tree density) is 104 square feet per acre, a level indicating fully-stocked stand conditions. Most of the white pine resource is located in a mixedwood stand (25 acres) that occupies the southern quadrant of the tract. This area was thinned roughly 15 years ago, the objective being to harvest mature trees while also favoring high-quality residual stems for future growth. The stand responded well to the thinning and now consists of numerous white pine sawlog trees (averaging 14-16” in diameter) with well-stocked interspersed hardwood poles. The pine resource should warrant another light thinning over the next 5-10 years, offering modest income-generating harvest opportunities which could offset property taxes or driveway development costs.
Pole-sized hardwood stands (20 acres) are situated along the tract’s upper ridge slopes and bluff sites, creating opportunities for long-term value appreciation as they shift into higher value sawlog products over the coming years.