East Pond Forest is a unique waterfront and timberland investment opportunity in the northern Adirondack region of New York. East Pond offers over a mile of high-quality, undeveloped shoreline frontage on a pristine, 68-acre Adirondack trout pond. Its compelling waterfront amenity offers a classic family estate opportunity, which is enhanced by the financial and amenity benefits of two-and-a-half square miles of well-managed, northern hardwood timberlands.
The East Pond shoreline is flanked by a mix of maples, birches, spruce and hemlock, creating an iconic Adirondack wilderness setting around the perimeter of the pond. A rustic fishing cabin currently serves as a camp for the property’s recreational club and is tucked away on the west end of the pond at the terminus of the entry road. This waterfront building envelope would serve as a prime location for a future family estate overlooking the water with direct, east-facing views of the pond to capture brilliant morning sunrises. Surrounding the pond are two-and-a-half square miles of well-drained hardwood ridges producing an excellent timber resource. The sugar maple-dominated forest has been professionally managed for several decades and is well-positioned for steady capital timber value growth over the coming ownership tenure. It is currently managed under the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) certification program, while also being enrolled in New York’s 480A Forest Tax Program. Potential uses of the expansive forests include quality deer management, timberland investment, conservation and water quality protection.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) owns the forest surrounding the eastern half of the pond and several thousand acres of adjoining century-old forests. These neighboring state-owned lands are constitutionally protected against future development and, as such, the eastern end of the pond will forever remain unblemished. This maintains the private building envelope opportunity at East Pond while also expanding its recreational opportunities well beyond its bounds.