Little River Lake Forest is an expansive lake-based timberland asset located in New York’s northern Adirondack Mountains. The property’s investment value is driven by a rare, exclusively-owned 215-acre water feature, balanced by a well-stocked northern hardwood resource and a long history of recreational leasing opportunities. Cranberry Lake Village is situated 9 miles to the east and is situated on the third largest lake in the Adirondack Park. The village is a popular summer and winter holiday destination for seasonal residents owning cottages along the lake.
Access to Little River Lake Forest is highlighted by nearly 1.3 miles of frontage along State Route 3 and is further complemented by a network of over 5.5 miles of carefully developed and well-maintained internal gravel roads. This vast internal road network provides excellent recreational and forest management access throughout much of the property’s 5 square miles.
Little River Lake is nestled centrally within the property’s expansive campus, creating a private and exclusive water feature that is rarely available on the market. It spans nearly two-and-a-half miles, offering much to explore by boat or foot. The lake boasts over 5.5 miles of undeveloped hardwood-covered shoreline with several potential building sites overlooking the water. Popular fish species include largemouth bass, brown bullhead and, occasionally, brook trout.
Little River Lake Forest’s rolling hardwood ride-and-valley landscape and significant water resource afford a wide variety of management objectives that can enhance use and support future investment returns. The property has a long tradition of recreational leasing, timber management, water quality management and wildlife habitat and can continue to support such broad and diverse goals during the next ownership cycle. In addition, the forest’s 480a management plan inventory points toward a significant sugar maple resource. The tap count potential could approach 20,000-25,000 taps for those buyers interested in maple sugar bush development.