Big Skies Over the Hudson Valley
87 acres of primitive forest – Rare property for sale in Columbia County, NY
Experience fifty-mile views across the Hudson Valley to the Catskills in a secluded forest full of ash, oak, sugar maple, shagbark hickory and hemlock. Up a country road that gently ascends to the gated entrance of the property where a half mile driveway, ten city blocks, begins gently winding up and around through a hard wood forest arriving at glade of pristine woods that has been cleared. As soon as you begin this ascent, there is the sense of time travel into a beguiling realm. And this effect occurs throughout all the seasons, snow covered and green. At the crest of the hill you have an unbroken horizon of open sky to the Catskills.
This 86 acre property is part of the Taconic mountain range in upstate New York and consists of three land elevations (at 700, 800 and 900+ feet above sea level) with a ¾ acre pond. The terrain has multiple rock outcroppings yet ample flat areas for building and pastures. There is abundant wildlife (wild turkey, red fox, deer, red tailed hawks). The site is very rural, however, only five minutes from the hamlet of Old Chatham consisting of a Post Office, country store and restaurant.
It is horse country with a local hunt club and other nearby attractions including the Old Chatham Sheep Herding Farm and Shaker Museum. The property is a twenty minute drive to the Berkshires noted for its music, dance and theatre summer festivals: Jacob’s Pillow, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Mount, and Tanglewood. There are numerous potential building sites. Three of them have approved septic plans. Underground utilities will be brought back to the property.