LOG CABIN on GLACIAL GULL POND / Water quality, depth and cleanliness are the hallmarks of this hidden 1-mile pond. It is the perfect glacial lake for swimming, non-motorized boating, and especially fishing. The entire pond is privately owned and no public access exists.
Located at the end of a town road, miles from noise yet accessible year round, this wooded
7-acre tract offers excellent privacy with no visible neighbors. Perched on a hillside of mature trees, a short woodland path down to the lakeshore opens up the expansive water views.
Log homes offer warmth and rusticity. This three bedroom one and half bath floor plan is perfectly sized. A large screen porch is along the entire lakeside and offers ample area to gather and relax.
SOLD - 2010
What makes Gull Pond exceptional among developed lakes in the Adirondacks is its owners’ success in preserving the high quality of their lake’s water, fishing and landscape. As an increasing number of lakes throughout the Northeast experience problems with water pollution, noise and danger of speeding power boats and personal watercraft, and aesthetic blight, Gull Pond stands out for its tranquility and natural beauty, as well as for the privacy enjoyed by its residents. At its formation in 1973 the Gull Pond Property Owners Association set high standards for the protection of the remarkably unspoiled environment; these standards have become traditions as a new generation experiences the beauty and tranquility of Gull Pond.
Gull Pond is a small deep-water lake, a few miles southwest of Tupper Lake Village in the Central Adirondacks, just 30 minutes from Saranac Lake and 40 minutes from Lake Placid. Nearby attractions include Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, the Racquette River, extensive hiking trails, golf, and downhill skiing.
The lake itself covers nearly 300 acres and extends more than a mile across from west to east and nearly a mile from north to south at its eastern end. Most of the central area of the lake is well over 50 feet deep; 73 feet is the deepest point. The water is remarkably clear, pure and soft as the water supply comes from natural springs and rainfall in the 1,750-acre watershed surrounding the lake.
Development at Gull Pond began in 1971 with the initial subdivision of the land surrounding the lake. Generous-sized lots allowed for privacy for each owner. Lots range in size from 4 to more than 10 acres with shorelines of 250 to over 1,000 feet. The 1971 survey fixed in perpetuity the boundaries of the 49 lots surrounding the lake, of which 35 have homes built on them. Most homes at Gull Pond were built after 1973 when the Adirondack Park Agency began regulating setbacks (from the lake) for houses and standards for septic systems. Deed covenants set a 750 square foot minimum for houses and prohibit mobile homes.
Gull Pond has no public access areas, and fishing in Gull Pond is reserved for those fortunate enough to own property on its shores. The pristine waters of Gull Pond are home to lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and landlocked salmon. The Gull Pond Property Owners Association owns the lake bottom, as well as four islands in the southeast bay. The largest island is used by residents’ children and grandchildren for picnics and overnight camping. Peaceful, private Gull Pond is a unique place in the Adirondacks.