Thursday, June 7, 2012

Adirondack Land Trust Sells Mays Pond Tract

The Adirondack Land Trust has announced that it sold to a private buyer a 340-acre parcel for $1.3 million in the towns of Webb and Long Lake. As part of the transaction, the property, which borders the 50,000-acre Pigeon Lake Wilderness, is now protected by a conservation easement, a legally-binding, permanent land preservation agreement.

Known as the “Mays Pond tract” and offered for sale on the open market through real estate broker LandVest, the property includes a rustic cabin and will continue to be used as a private wilderness retreat, as it has for more than 70 years.

The conservation easement, which limits development and prohibits subdivision, is designed to protect the tract’s significant forest, wildlife and aquatic habitats, including 3,300 feet of undeveloped shoreline on 30-acre Mays Pond, 40 acres of wetlands, and a stretch of Constable Brook, a free-flowing tributary of Big Moose Lake.

“We’re delighted to have found a conservation-minded buyer for Mays Pond and to be opening a new chapter of cooperative stewardship,” said Michael Carr, Executive Director of the Adirondack Land Trust. “The buyer comes from a family with multi-generational ties to the Inlet area and tells us she ‘feels blessed to be the owner of such a beautiful piece of the Adirondacks.’”

“This is an excellent conservation outcome for a very special property,” added Carr.

The Adirondack Land Trust, established in 1984, seeks to protect open space, working farms and forests, undeveloped shoreline, scenic vistas, as well as other lands contributing to the quality of life in the Adirondacks. The land trust holds conservation easements on more than 46 privately owned properties throughout the Adirondacks, including more than a dozen working farms.

Photo Mays Pond (Courtesy Adirondack Land Trust).

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One Response

  1. Paul says:

    I don’t say this very often but I completely agree with Michael Carr on this one. This is a smart move for everyone involved.

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