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Massawepie Conservation Easement

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In 1998, the State of New York purchased a conservation easement on approximately 3,700 acres located in the Town of Piercefield, St. Lawrence County. Conservation easement terms limit future development, require sustainable forestry practices, and provide specific public recreation opportunities. The Massawepie property has nine named lakes and ponds as well as a portion of the Massawepie Mire, the largest peatland in New York State.

Location and Access

The Massawepie Easement is located in the Town of Piercefield in St. Lawrence County. The easement can be accessed from Route 3, east of Sevey Corners.

These conservation easement lands can be located on the Childwold and Long Tom Mountain 7.5"x 15" USGS topographic maps. Maps are available in many book and outdoor stores or directly from USGS.

Public Recreation

  • There is no public access to the Massawepie Easement from June 15 through August 31 of each year.
  • From September 1 through June 14 the public may recreate including hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and horseback riding, camping, canoeing and other non-motorized water travel.
  • Public hunting, fishing, and trapping are permitted from September 1 through June 14, subject to New York State rules and regulations.
  • Please contact the DEC office listed below for more information.

Information Requests and Suggestions

If you would like additional information on the Massawepie Conservation Easement or on any other lands administered by the Department of Environmental Conservation, please consult the DEC Supervising Forester at the office below. Normal office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

In case of an emergency (24 hours/day): Forest Fire, Search and Rescue dial (518) 891-0235

The Department of Environmental Conservation welcomes suggestions on how to improve the management of this area. Please send your suggestions to:

Supervising Forester
NYS DEC
Lands and Forests
6739 US Hwy 11
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265-3090


More about Massawepie Conservation Easement:

  • Massawepie CE Location Map - Massawepie conservation easement on approximately 3,700 acres located in the Town of Piercefield, St. Lawrence County.
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