Locust Hill Forest is a 592-acre solid timber investment with exceptional maple and oak stocking, productive forest sites and excellent internal access. North Creek Village lies 10 miles north of the property and is home to the popular Gore Mountain Ski Center. If you’re looking for that ‘sweet spot’ in the Adirondacks, offering both privacy and seclusion along with reasonable access to bigger towns and highway travel, Locust Hill is a good option.
One of the highlights of this property is the extensive, groomed, well-maintained ATV trails that wind through it. Over 4 miles of trails have been designed and meticulously maintained to connect all the corners of the property. The eastern half of the property is comprised of classic maple and oak ridge sites that are settled along the southern slopes of Pine Mountain. The hardwood forest stands are highly impressive in this area, with excellent tree quality, stocking and stem height. The western half of the property is shaped by a pristine beaver pond flow and creek drainage which offer superb habitat for deer, migratory birds and other resident wildlife. It’s the kind of place where you expect to see blue herons, mallards, Canada geese and beavers. The surrounding forests along the flow are a mix of densely-stocked conifers and hardwoods.
The yurt base camp can sleep up to six people comfortably for rustic weekend getaways. There’s wiring for 120/240 electricity that runs off a generator, a drilled well and a bathroom in the yurt with a toilet. A former sugar house is also on the property, which served several hundred maples in the vicinity. It has an evaporator, its own well with hydrant and electric hookup for a generator.
Locust Hill hosts an impressive northern hardwood timber resource, with quality sugar maple sawlogs driving its investment value. This well-stewarded resource offers either a major sugarbush development opportunity for the next ownership or a solid foundation for quality sawtimber management. Capital Timber Value has been set at a figure representing most of the asking price. The timber resource is fully-stocked, primarily by sugar maple, which is the key species throughout the property.