0 Route 81, Lot# WP0001Marathon, NY 13803Cortland CountyGet Directions
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This amazing property begins at a gated entrance at the end of a dead-end road for maximum privacy. With several additional outbuildings for equipment and storage, the camp is the ultimate getaway that sits on top of a field nearly one mile off the road. With 17 years of professional land management following QDMA prictices, the land offers a wide range of diversity for deer, turkey and small game hunters. Buck rubs and deer sign were evident throughout. In addition to multiple food plot locations, there are also open agricultural fields as well as woodlots of mixed hardwoods and dense spruce. Strategically placed food plots are surrounded by first successional forbs, with many wild apple trees, streams and stocked fish ponds in various locations around the property. There is an extensive trail system providing easy access, where the new owner can hike, ride horseback or ATV the former logging trails that weave through the thickets and discover the numerous deer trails and bedding areas throughout this property. The ag fields on the property provide ideal deer habitat as they provide hay, pasture, or crop production opportunities. Multiple stocked fish ponds are a short walk or ATV ride away and can be enjoyed for fishing or swimming, while they also serve to attract wildlife to the area. The diversity and combination of fields, brush, forbs, gently sloping meadows, and benches create a topography, along with the thick brush and woodlands that offer ideal diversity to attract and retain really nice bucks that feed and bed right on the property. US Route 81 runs along the west side of the parcel and provides a barrier and funnel for whitetail and wildlife to cross and remain within this large acreage. For the hardcore outdoorsmen and women, if this wasn’t enough, there are four additional NYS Forests within 15 minutes of your private preserve, offering an additional 13,000+ acres for more hunting, fishing, camping, and miles of maintained trails for hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing: Whitney Point Wildlife Management Area - 4157 acres, Hoxie Gorge State Forest - 2115 acres, Tuller Hill State Forest- 2497 acres, and James Kennedy State Forest - 4422 acres. Central New York and the Southern Tier are renowned for their outstanding wildlife management areas, providing the outdoor lover's ultimate experience. Dorchester Park, located on the Whitney Point Reservoir, 10 minutes away, has a public beach and boat launch onto the 1200 acre lake featuring great fishing and water sports. In addition, the Tioughnioga River is just 2 miles from this property and offers excellent fishing for trout, bass, pike, walleye and perch among other species; while, downhill skiing and snowboarding are available within 9 minutes of this camp at Greek Peak Mountain Resort. Cortland is located 20 minutes away, and Ithaca is just over 30 minutes away and home to Cornell University, Ithaca College and the longest of the Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake, which is 38 miles long; second largest in NYS and provides water sports, beaches, as well as outstanding fishing for trout, bass, perch, northern pike and Atlantic salmon. Award-winning wineries, restaurants and artisanal shops along the Finger Lakes Wine Trail (America’s first wine trail) and the best NYS waterfalls and outdoor recreation, including Buttermilk Falls State Park and Taughannock Falls State Park, are in the surrounding area. Binghamton is less than 30 minutes and New York City/George Washington Bridge is only just over 3 hours away. Binghamton, Ithaca and Syracuse offer international & regional airports within an hour or less for those traveling from greater distances. What a unique opportunity to own a large hunting/recreational/agricultural use property with off-grid cabin and outbuildings with trails systems in place and food plots to attract and retain whitetail, wild turkey as well as area wildlife to suit almost any outdoor adventurer; but still so close to amenities in Cortland, Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier.
Gated entrance at the end of a dead-end road
2 story off-grid cabin with wood stove, approx. ~750 square feet, sleeps 4-6 easily
Multiple outbuildings for storage and equipment, possible livestock
3 stocked ponds
Loads of deer activity and turkey sign, scrapes and rubs all around property
Mixed hardwoods, wild apple trees and dense mature spruce woodlots
Tioughnioga River nearby with excellent fishing for trout, bass, pike, walleye and perch among other species. Four NYS Forests within 15 mins providing 13,000+ acres more hunting, fishing, camping, and miles of maintained trails for hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing: Whitney Point Wildlife Management Area - 4157 acres, Hoxie Gorge State Forest - 2115 acres, Tuller Hill State Forest- 2497 acres, and James Kennedy State Forest - 4422 acres.
Greek Peak Mountain Resort less than 10 mins for downhill skiing and snowboarding
Cortland is located 20 minutes and Ithaca only a half hour away, home to Cornell University, Ithaca College and the longest of the Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake, which is 38 miles long; second largest in NYS and provides water sports, beaches, as well as outstanding fishing for trout, bass, perch, northern pike and Atlantic salmon.
Binghamton is 30 minutes and New York City/George Washington Bridge is only just over 3 hours away
17 years of professional land management following QDMA practices