Enjoy our 80 acre parcel in a perfectly private setting. Our property is the perfect place for fly-fishing, paddling or bird watching. There are over three miles of marked private trails for hiking, skiing, or snow-shoeing along the river and with loops into the woods. Or, just relax and enjoy... sit around the warm firepit near the cabin, surrounded by comfortable Adirondack gliding chairs.
Add to your life list or just create beautiful photographs. Wake up to the fantastic bird activity all around you at our private location with 80 acres to explore. Take an early morning walk to view the many bird species in open field, wetland, and hemlock forest. Boreal birds, birds of prey, perching birds, and waterfowl, there are more than 100 species of birds in the Adirondacks and we want to share them with you.
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Canada Goose (with a tiny baby on its back!)
Great Crested Flycatcher
Savannah Sparrow – in the fields
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Our private stretch of trout river offers the fly-fisher a variety of water types for wade fishing with nymphs, streamers or dry flies. Directly in front of the cabin is a long, wide, slow run that is perfect for floating dry flies for rainbow trout or even the occasional native brook trout. Just upstream, you will find some classic riffles, before an island that splits the river and holds a very deep, spring pool concentrating trout in the warmer months. The occasional large, glacier-strewn boulders are also present if you enjoy classic Adirondack pocket water fishing.
Small cold spring rivulets flow year round into the main flow keeping water temps cool and the trout happy. The fly hatches are consistent with the usual mayfly, caddis-fly and stone-fly hatches of the Northern Slope of the Adirondacks with exceptional hatches of grannom caddis in the spring, large black stoneflies and white-flies (ephron Leukon) in the summer and Isonychias in the fall.
Enjoy a mile of serene flat water downstream from the cabin before serious rapids begin. Rapids begin just past the only camp (on left) and before the small bridge. So STOP before you reach the rapids!
There is also flat water upstream from the cabin but with more rocks to contend with depending upon water levels. The West Branch of The St Regis River is classified as “wild and scenic” by the APA. Truly gorgeous!
If you are a skilled white water kayaker you could go from the cabin on a 5 .5 mile run to Parishville. I’ve never done it but one time many years ago a man did it and wrote about how great it was in a kayaking book. I’ve misplaced the book and I can’t remember his name. I’m currently looking for someone to do the run and write a description.
There is also a beautiful stretch of flat water above Sylvan Falls that goes upstream for a couple miles before hitting a lot of beaver damns. You’d take kayaks or canoes by car 1.5 miles from the cabin up to a parking area above the falls. Technically you would be trespassing over about 20 feet to get your boat to the water but the land is leased by a hunting club and they are nice folks as long as you don’t go during hunting season.