Campbell Island on the Hudson River

Castleton-on-Hudson, NY, Rensselaer County

For Sale
Updated

Acres Available

97

Open Tillable Acres

2

Wooded (or other) Acres

95

Infrastructure

  • No infrastructure
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access
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Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
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  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
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Livestock Permitted

  • black outline horse icon Equine
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
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Condition & Current Use

Clean, very unique, beautiful land, mostly wooded, fertile soil, sand deposits, sandy coves and beaches. Now dormant. Extra long growing season due to effect of river, summer starts three weeks sooner, lasts three weeks longer.

Soil Types

Sandy loam

Farm History & Past Use

Once used for farming, ice house, gravel mining, now dormant.

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Sale

For sale by owner. Please contact [email protected] / 518-207-7320 for more information about the property. 

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

No

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

No

Production Preferences

Crops Permitted

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
  • black outline hay icon Hay
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Livestock Permitted

  • black outline horse icon Equine
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees

Preferred Farming Method

Biodynamic Conventional Organic (not certified) Regenerative/Sustainable

Farm Infrastructure

  • No infrastructure
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Water Access

Hudson River on western side, Papscanee Creek on the east. Campbell is part of a peninsula but like a true island - with access mostly by water, foot, or air, limited land. Has rare underwater rights under both the river and the creek, and a generous dock permit to expedite opening this resource for private and/or public use; possibilities include farming/winery - ideal with six more weeks of summer, arriving three week earlier, staying three weeks later due to river effect - also glamping, tree houses, camping, recreational activities, whatever your imagination can conjure. Directly across from a town park with boat launches and a kayak rental hub. Tentrees and Airbnb are interested to complement farming activity.

Additional Property Information

Farming / gardening is permitted and Campbell is buildable according to the same regulations that pertain to true islands which require no fire road but Campbell does, in fact, have a road for emergencies plus limited land access by foot and along the track.  And by water of course.  Campbell is ideal for an off the grid, sustainable approach with woods that can be tapped to build shelters.  A well or water transfer system is needed. Solar for electric and/or connection to power nearby. Campbell is also perfect for educating the public about alternative technology,  history of Native Americans and early settlers, nautical experiences, and the Hudson itself as America's premiere heritage river.

Is the Property Conserved

No

Current Land Zoning

Vacant Land

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?

Unsure

Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?

Yes

Additional Information About This Property

Though part of a peninsula, Campbell is a virtual island. Access is a challenge but the opportunity of fertile land ideal for a winery, etc. due to a longer growing season on the river's edge and perhaps a goat or horse farm among other possibilities.

For a video of the property see Campbell Island on the Hudson River!

Then feel free to contact owner at 518-207-7320 / [email protected] for more information and to arrange a visit. You will be amazed and dreamers are welcome to come and brainstorm.

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