Bibby Mountain Forest is an accessible, large acreage recreational retreat that is ideally suited for weekend getaways while also being a smart long-term real estate investment that's rooted in land and timber. The property's varied terrain reveals a vintage southern Adirondack landscape that consists of naturally beautiful conifer and hardwood forests, soaring mountain views, and great wildlife habitat.
The forest is located in the Schroon Lake region of New York's southern Adirondack Mountains, within 5 miles of the Adirondack Northway Exit 26, near the village of Pottersville. The Schroon Lake boat launch is located just outside of Pottersville Village and offers great fishing and boating access to one of the area's most popular lakes. North Creek Village lies 9 miles west of the property and is home to the popular Gore Mountain Ski Center. Downtown North Creek offers an inviting mountain retreat atmosphere: Main Street is lined with several shops, a wine bar, a bakery cafe and hotel services. The village is nestled along the upper headwaters of the Hudson River and is well known for its whitewater rafting opportunities. The surrounding neighborhood around Bibby Mountain consists of beautiful forests, rolling mountains and a mix of year-round and seasonal residences.
The property has 275' of frontage along the Pottersville-Olmsteadville Road, a paved, four-season highway linking the property and surrounding neighborhood to the Adirondack Northway corridor near Exit 26. Two right of ways provide additional access to the land.
The ground is relatively flat with gently rolling spruce fir and pine-covered hummocks along the road frontage and remains this way throughout much of the northern half of the property. Approaching Bibby Mountain to the south, the land reaches quickly toward the skyline and begins to reveal breathtaking views to the east and north into the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks Region - including Snyder Mountain to the east and the iconic Hoffman Notch area to the north.
For wildlife and hunting enthusiasts, the property's diverse habitat is home to whitetail deer, turkey and other big and small game wildlife species. This property has what it takes to become a very solid Adirondack deer camp retreat-varied terrain, a mix of species, hardwood mast, bedding cover, topography and plenty of sanctuary space.
Elevations range from 1,150' above sea level (ASL) along the road frontage to approximately 1,800' ASL near the summit of Bibby Mountain. Bibby Mountain's naturally-diverse timber resource offers an open canvas for multiple-use management that can support sustainable forestry, recreation, open space, clean air and wildlife habitat.
Species composition is a vintage Adirondack portfolio of maples, birches, aspen, beech, ash, oak, spruce/fir, white pine and eastern hemlock.
The property was last harvested sometime in the last decade. Good forest trail infrastructure remains in place and the forest stocking is good. The mixedwood and hardwood forests are middle-aged poles and small sawtimber-sized trees, likely 55-65 years old, which can continue to grow and produce periodic thinning income over the next decade.
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