AN AUTHENTIC ADIRONDACK VACATION EXPERIENCE!
LOCATED ON THE HISTORIC NORTH RIVER HOBBY FARM
Bird Camp is a delightful 1910 Adirondack camp which has been lovingly restored by the great-granddaughter of the original owners. Commanding gorgeous mountain views and surrounded by wildflower meadows and pristine woods, Bird Camp is a wonderful place to rejuvenate, relax and unwind.
LOTS OF GREAT STUFF TO DO AND SEE …
Local things await you: take a dip in our spring fed pond (if you dare) or drive up the road to nearby pristine 13th Lake for swimming and fishing. The Hudson River is at the bottom of the mountain where you can enjoy exhilarating white water rafting or a lazy quiet tube paddle down the river instead. Right here in North River, you can visit an abandoned garnet mine, or visit a garnet jewelry studio.
In the town of nearby North Creek you can hop on the scenic train and go for a day trip to Saratoga, then come back and enjoy dining in one of the great town restaurants. Take a ride up to Gore Mountain Ski Center where in summer the gondola will take you to the top of the mountain.
Horseback riding, fly fishing lessons, children’s activities, canoes delivered to the lake for you ….it’s all waiting for you here and we are delighted to put you in touch with how to plan a vacation here in these beautiful mountains.
Be sure to do some day touring. Hop in the car and head north and discover Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake. Or head south and discover Lake George with so much to do. Head northeast and discover Schroon Lake and Brant Lake … scenic beautiful Adirondack lakes.
Natural wonders include Ausable Chasm and the Stone Cave Bridges.
Museums too! Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake and the Wild Center in Tupper Lake are both fabulous.
PS But gee, feel free to just hang out, read, drink, pick wildflowers, sleep and enjoy a nightly bonfire!
A SENSE OF ADIRONDACK HISTORY …
The property has been treasured by our family since 1910 when my great-grandparents, Tim and Ida Bird of Port Washington, Long Island built the first structure on the property --- Bird Camp — a shingled camp built in the rustic Adirondack style and sited to capitalize on dramatic southward views across the Gore Mountain range and the Hudson River two miles below.
Generations of family members came up every summer for the next hundred years. All this history gives the property its own special personality, a unique sense of space --- a treasury of feelings, sensations and memories of family and friends. Read more …
GORGEOUS LAND …
The land is truly spectacular. Wildflower meadows spill down the hill, flanked by beautiful forests. There is an ice-cold spring-fed pond and trickling brook beyond. Deer come to nibble on the apple trees, and our blessedly goofy lab dog Sammy bounds like a gazelle gaily in the meadows, then rests under our pony’s feet as he munches in the surrounding pastures. There are apple trees planted by my great-grandfather in 1910, and a wonderful historic cemetery next door. Other structures have been added to the property --- my grandparents’ 1920’s cottage, a farmstand with summer cooking kitchen, a chicken coop and a barn. The separate buildings on our property are a related family of traditional forms, each looking out toward the spectacular view and each with its own unique personality.
HOBBY FARM …
We call ourselves a “hobby farm” --- meaning that it is for pure pleasure that we enjoy raising chickens and ducks, having large vegetable gardens and orchards, and caring for an old pony. We’re passionate about animal husbandry, food preservation, building and decorating with unique recycled and re-used materials, architecture and creating a sustainable, financially independent lifestyle that marries our ability to obtain income from our real estate with our passion for land, nature, mountain views.
SPECTACULAR BUILDING SITES FOR SALE JUST OVER THE HILL….
Recently I purchased an additional 40 acres of land which abuts our hobby farm. I’m planning to keep 18 acres for additional grazing, orchards and open space. From the remaining 22 acres, I’ve created five gorgeous building sites with incredibly beautiful views of Gore Mountain and the Hudson River.
So maybe your Adirondack vacation should include a little bit of real estate shopping! Read more …
83 and 88 Cemetery Road
North River, NY 12856
Meet your hostess!
In addition to being a vacation hostess, Leslie is a real estate consultant offering homeowners thoughtful advice about remodeling, designing and maintaining their Adirondack homes ..
Leslie’s diverse construction and real estate experiences have resulted in a deep wealth of “hands on” knowledge of many aspects of building, property management, financing, restoration, new construction and all aspects of homeownership. Passionate, energetic and charismatic, she enjoys helping clients with their own real estate decisions. She particularly enjoys helping other women understand their real estate and to empower them to make decisions which they may be struggling with.
Design / Estimate / Build
Real Estate Brokerage
Real estate counseling
Albany 1 1/2 hours
Montreal 1 1/2 hours
Free ranging PonyBoy and his devoted Sammy dog ..