Bellvale Lake Hill Farm

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Property Location
132 Bellvale Lakes Road, Warwick, NY
[Orange County]
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271 acres available
15 open acres for farming
256 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):

Mostly wooded, portion cleared.

Farm history / past uses of the property:

Mostly wooded and discontinued pasture. Portion currently in pasture.

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • water

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options:

An equity-building opportunity based on a longterm lease and/or installment-purchase arrangement for a portion of the property

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Goal is to restore their hillside pasture into a diversified farm operation and farmstay. Prefer experienced farmers who use sustainable-management practices. Family is exploring placing a conservation easement that promotes agricultural use on the property.

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:

Yes

Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:

Yes

Any additional information about this property:

The 271-acre property is situated on the eastern slope of Bellvale Mountain. The property slopes up from Bellvale Lakes Road, with a rise of more than 700 feet at the ridgeline. Sweeping views to the west of farmlands in the valley below can be seen from several aspects. At the top of the slope, Appalachian Trail Conservancy land abuts the property to the east, where the Trail traverses the ridgeline. Currently the property is primarily wooded, with two areas of cleared pasture existing that totals 15 acres.

With the best agricultural soils located at the lower elevations along Bellvale Lakes Road, potential crop or grazing fields would be best suited there. Pastures currently in use for grazing in the southwest corner of the property could be expanded to include approximately 18 acres. Additional 10-12 acres of fields for growing row crops, small fruit, orchards and vineyards could also be created farther north along the road. More crop land may also be available for lease nearby.

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