Fountains is pleased to offer the 616-acre West Stony Creek Forest in the town of Bleecker, NY. This large recreational timberland property directly abuts thousands of acres of state land, has long frontage on West Stony Creek and has a quality maple and birch resource.
West Stony Creek Forest is an attractive, multi-purpose, 616-acre timberland property situated in the Great Sacandaga foothills of New York’s Adirondacks. The surrounding landscape offers a true northern wilderness experience for visitors, with many pristine lakes, unbroken forests and vast expanses of publicly-owned state lands available. Great Sacandaga Lake is located 14 miles to the east. The cities of Amsterdam (population 17,000) and Gloversville (15,000) are 25 miles and 11 miles south respectively, while Albany is situated 60 miles to the east.
Nearly 4,000 feet of road frontage exists along Barlow Road, a paved, four-season town artery with utilities available at the tract’s southwest corner. West Stony Creek parallels much of the road frontage, with the majority of the property lying across the stream to the east. The heart of the land is accessed by a gated forest road which utilizes a former log truck bridge to span the creek.
The property’s attractive creek frontage, direct access to state lands, and moderately-sloped terrain are all highlights which enhance its recreational and cabin development options, and complement its quality, long-term timber investment potential.
West Stony Creek parallels much of the road frontage; with the majority of the property lying across the stream to the east. From the log truck bridge over the creek, the forest road continues a few hundred feet, reaching a small clearing that offers attractive future cabin site options. Along the southwestern boundary of the property, the creek frontage is flat and well-drained; lending itself well to hiking and nature walks.
From the creek frontage, the land rises steadily toward the east for several hundred yards before transitioning into a high ridge site along its far eastern border. The lower to mid-slope sites are well drained and conducive to supporting recreation and hardwood timber management. As it climbs, the land culminates on a high plateau running along the eastern boundary, offering seasonal views to the north toward the central Adirondacks.
West Stony Creek is a classic Adirondack stream, which originates just beyond the tract’s borders, near Pecks Lake, and flows eastward through the land before eventually joining the main branch of the Sacandaga River near Northville. Some stretches consist of long meandering pools that wind their way through the forest and other stretches that rush through pockets strewn with large glacial boulders. As the stream flows toward the north, its valley unfolds into an open beaver meadow which acts as a key sanctuary for resident wildlife and waterfowl.