Private Oasis, Former Golf Course, 4000+’ On The Erie Canal

Description

Spectacular location, this unique offering was formerly operated as golf course, and, as such, features mostly open grass areas on a gentle knoll overlooking the famous and historic Erie Canal (Pools Brook section) with over 4000 feet of water frontage (over ¾ of a mile). Your privacy and views are protected of the opposite side of the canal as it is a designated NYS public park along the restored towpath as part of the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park system. There is an wide gravel entry and driveway into the property with level parking area once inside. 

Many different options for land use with this Zone RA (Restricted Ag District) without changing Zoning Code to include your own residential estate, public or private school or church, bring back the existing golf course or start new related recreational business, farming, two-family residence, operate a B&B, or other low-intensity small businesses *in some cases, subject to special permits through Town Board.

Old Erie Canal State Historic Park is ½ mile down the road, encompasses a 36-mile linear segment of the original Erie Canal's Long Level section. The park includes restored segments of the canal's waterway and towpath which were in active use between 1825 and 1917.  The towpath has been resurfaced with asphalt and stone dust and is suitable for biking, hiking, horseback riding or snowmobiling. The canal also is navigable by canoe or kayak for short segments throughout the park. Green Lakes State Park, only 5 minutes away, is strikingly scenic and offers hiking, camping, public beach with swimming, kayaking/canoeing, fishing, and biking.  It features an 18 hole public golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones. With two glacial lakes, Green Lake itself is perhaps the most studied meromictic lake—one in which layers of water do not mix—in the world, while Round Lake has been designated as a US National Natural Landmark.  Oneida Lake is 20 minutes from this property and the largest lake entirely within New York State, with a surface area of 79.8 square miles.   In addition to walleye, yellow perch and many other species, Oneida lake is a fantastic bass fishing location, and numerous bass fishing tournaments are held each year on the lake. Oneida Lake has become a popular tournament stop for professional bass fishing organizations such as BASSMASTER and FLW (Fishing League Worldwide). Smallmouth bass can be caught around the many shoals while largemouth bass are found in the larger bays and anywhere there is good vegetation growth. Big Bay is a popular ice fishing location for panfish and one of the first areas on the lake to ice up.  Oneida Lake features several public Parks with beaches, picnic and playgrounds. 

The community of Fayetteville is approx 10 minutes away, while Downtown Syracuse is approx 20 minutes and offer many amenities:  restaurants, nationally recognized hospitals, colleges including nationally ranked Syracuse University, shopping, many cultural and entertainment venues, while the George Washington Bridge/NYC is just over a 4 hour drive. A rare opportunity to own along a major part of NYS and US history with the Erie Canal, a beautiful natural open setting lined with hardwoods and pines, your own private oasis yet close to all the desired amenities.

Property Details

  • Unique opportunity to own large parcel, formerly operated as golf course, featuring mostly open grass areas on a gentle knoll overlooking the historic Erie Canal (Pools Brook section
  • Property is part of a larger parcel and is subject to sub-division approval by Town Board. Taxes are estimated.
  • Gravel driveway into the property with small parking area
  • 4127 +/- feet of water frontage (over ¾ of a mile) on the Erie Canal
  • View from the property to the opposite side of the canal is protected as designated NYS park along the restored towpath.
  • Old Erie Canal State Historic Park is ½ mile down the road, encompasses approx 36-mile restored canal with resurfaced towpath suitable for biking, hiking, horseback riding or snowmobiling. The canal also is navigable by canoe or kayak for short segments throughout the park.
  • Green Lakes State Park, only approx 5 minutes away, strikingly scenic, offers hiking, camping, public beach with swimming, kayaking/canoeing, fishing, and biking. It features an 18 hole public golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones. With two glacial lakes, Green Lake itself is perhaps the most studied meromictic lake—one in which layers of water do not mix—in the world, while Round Lake has been designated as a US National Natural Landmark.
  • Oneida Lake is approx 20 minutes away, the largest lake entirely within New York State, with a surface area of 79.8 square miles. In addition to walleye, yellow perch and many other species, Oneida Lake is a fantastic bass fishing location with numerous bass fishing tournaments are held each year. It has become a popular tournament stop for professional bass fishing organizations such as BASSMASTER and FLW (Fishing League Worldwide). Big Bay is a popular ice fishing location for panfish and one of the first areas on the lake to ice up. Oneida Lake features several public Parks with beaches, picnic and playgrounds.

0 Poolsbrook Road Lot#WP001
Kirkville, New York 13082