Offered for the first time in nearly 100 years, Forestmere is a classic 660 acre preserve located just five miles north of Paul Smiths in the Town of Brighton. Mile-long Chain Lake is the centerpiece of this sportsman's/family retreat together with Clear Lake, Spring Pond, several small brook trout ponds and extensive frontage on the Osgood River. A fisherman's paradise offering trophy bass and pike. The main lodge with 9 bedrooms and 5 full baths was constructed in the early 1920's and overlooks Chain Lake to the south. Spacious living and dining rooms - each with a cut-stone fireplace lend an aura of Great Camp style. A three-slip boathouse affords storage for boats and fishing gear and an elevated screen pavilion overlooks Clear Lake. Additional buildings from the original camp circa 1890 provide storage and await re-use. Located 5 miles from Paul Smith's College and 15 miles from the Village of Saranac Lake and the Adirondack Regional Airport.
Located in the NE 1/4 of the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, Camp Forestmere offers a private yet accessible wilderness lifestyle. The 660 acres with a mile long lake in the middle and a large comfortable lodge overlooking it is unique. The property is surrounded on three sides by the Adirondack Park which is "forever wild" in the New York State Constitution.
The property contains three lakes and is covered by old growth and virgin timber, contains marsh-land, abundant wild life and excellent fishing.
Forestmere has been a private wilderness camp for 130 years and in the same family for the last 100.
The property is convenient to modern needs: 20 miles to a commercial airport, hospitals and 30 miles to cultural and sporting events in Lake Placid. It is 5 miles from Paul Smiths College which offers a library and academic events.