197 acres Farmland, Woodlands and Ponds in the Finger Lakes Region in Interlaken NY 9628 Vesa Road bordering Finger Lakes National Forest

This 197 acre property is a Finger Lakes Gem located in Seneca County bordering the Finger Lakes National Forest.

This property is in a fantastic location and includes farm fields, woods, ponds, a creek, privacy and borders Federal land.  This is an amazing Finger Lakes gem located in Seneca County in the Town of Lodi directly between Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake.  Also, it is located just minutes from the east side of Seneca Lake wine trails offering dozens of wineries, breweries and distilleries.  Did I mention privacy?  Imagine sitting next to your spring-fed pond watching the sunset overlooking your private property far from prying eyes and the noise of the cities.

The land features 3 man-made ponds, 130 tillable acres current seeded in hay, 67 acres of woods and hedgerows, a small creek, an older small barn with existing power and a hand-dug well, and over one mile of road frontage on two town roads.  The property has frontage on Vesa Road and Townsend Road.  Townsend Road is a seasonal dirt road with very little road traffic, and Vesa Road is a paved road with power available.  The farm fields have not been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides and there is a potential for organic certification.

The property has a great deal of diversity with gently rolling farm fields, a creek and 3 ponds with some natural areas in the middle of the property.  The majority of the woods are in the back of the property offering some large mature oak and hickory trees.  There is an abundance of wildlife habitat and bedding areas for deer and turkey.  The pond located in the middle of the property offers a serine and tranquil environment.  There is a row of heavy pine trees that run along the east side of the pond offering privacy and shade.  The farms fields have several drainage ditches and are gently sloped to deal with surface water.  The property includes some remaining pasture fencing.  There are 2 farm driveways.  The driveway on Vesa Road goes directly through the middle of the property and is gated.

This property has been in the same family for over 40 years and was used for cattle grazing, and most recently for hay production.  The property adjoins one of the many fields associated with Hector Grazing Association.  The Hector Grazing Association includes approximately 4,500 acres of Federal land that is leased to the association.  There are approximately 35 pastures and 80 miles of fencing.  This would offer a future potential landowner to have close access to the additional grazing land.  There are stipulations with membership and a possible waiting list, but the potential exists for the availability to utilize the Federal land.  The Finger Lakes National Forest borders the property on 3 sides offering access to part of 16,000 acres of public land to explore, hike, bike, camp, hunt, and horseback riding.  This is great protection from any neighbors building around your property.

Other possible uses for this property could be a cattle grazing operation, private campground, Airbnb, an outdoor music venue, harvest hosts, or a unique horse boarding, camping, and trail riding experience utilizing the Finger Lakes National Forest Trails.  Also, you could make this your private sanctuary and enjoy the beauty and uniqueness this property has to offer.

Nearby Destinations:  Ithaca NY 30 minutes, Lodi Point State Park Boat Launch 14 minutes, Hector NY 13 minutes, Watkins Glen NY 25 minutes, Sampson State Park 22 minutes, Watkins Glen Racetrack 35 minutes, Geneva NY 37 minutes, Trumansburg NY 10 minutes, Taughannock Falls State Park 15 minutes, Route 414 wine trial east side of Seneca Lake 9 minutes.

Attractively priced for this one-of-a-kind property $989,900.  Contact Brian Jackson 607-280-1058 for more information and to schedule a private showing.

3-31-2023 lq#96394


197 acres








Finger Lakes Region


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Country Acreage, Farms & Farmland, Hunting Land, Investment Opportunities, Land with Mineral Rights, Recreational Land, Residential

Brian Jackson - See more listings by Brian Jackson

Licensed Title: Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Phone Number: 607-280-1058

Email: brian@nylandquest.com

"Brian was born in the Finger Lakes Region and has lived in the Tompkins County area for most of his life. Brian and his 2 sons reside in North Lansing. Brian attended Alfred State as an Electric Service Tech and is a 2002 graduate of Tompkins Cortland Community College with a Business Degree. Brian has been self-employed for a decade and has worked in the automotive business with a background in sales and construction and enjoys meeting new people. He has remodeled older homes and completed site planning for new homes. Brian has a vast array of hobbies including hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, snowmobiling, welding and is very knowledgeable about forests, farms and orchards. Family time is spent camping, gardening, biking, sightseeing and sporting events. His family has increasingly lived a life style of sustainable agriculture with pasture raised pork and organic gardening for the past ten years and takes an interest in alternative energy and permaculture. Brian is a land owner who understands what it means to own and enjoy a piece of property. He looks forward to talking with you and helping you find your own piece of paradise. He is in his natural element in the outdoors. Brian enjoys just spending time outdoors whether it's walking land with clients, cutting firewood with his family or scouting creek bottoms for fossils with his boys. Whatever it is you're looking for in a property, country acreage, building lot, farm, orchard, recreational camp or residential home, he would love to help you find it!"

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