You can live in Rockland Lake State Park

Dated: 08/13/2012

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Have you ever dreamed of living inside one of our beautiful state parks?  Well, you now have that chance.  With just a handful of private homes existing inside Rockland Lake State Park, this very rare opportunity has come up.  A 19th Century Colonial home at 82 Landing Road in the park has hit the market. 

Built around 1840, this cozy 1600 sqft home offers 4 bedroom, 1 bath, fireplace and wood burning stove, wood floors, taxes under $6000 (with the STAR), and sits on .09 of an acre.  Although the lot size may sound small, you have to remember that you are surrounded by hundreds of wooded acres with Rockland's most beautiful lake within walking distance.  The home is listed at $319,000.  

You may know this property as the house with all those strange looking birds running around.  Well they're actually called Guinea Hens and there is an interesting reason why these birds hang around this home.  Apparently, the homeowner, who has been living in the home for 65 years, got Lymes Disease and actually introduced the wild Guinea Hens to the area to eat the deer ticks.  The wild hens have since multiplied and are now permanent residents of the park.

With 1079 acres of state park land right outside your door, and another 676 acres down the mountain at Hook Mountain State park  this home is a nature lovers dream.  You can stroll down to see the swans in the beautiful non-motorized lake or hike down the mountain to walk for miles along the majestic Hudson river.

The home is located in Valley Cottage, but is actually in the Clarkstown School district. 

To get to the home, you enter at the Congers entrance off 9W, follow around to the left, then go up the hill and make another left.  The Knickerbocker Engine Co #1 is next door to the home.

On the sales front, the Rockland County real estate market is keeping up it's healthy pace.  Year to date sales activity is up 8.6%.  In 2011 we had 649 home sales at this time.  As of today, we already have 706 homes sales in the books.  Not bad at all.

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Steve Dolinsky

CELEBRATING MY 23rd YEAR IN REAL ESTATE….For the past two decades I have had the pleasure and privilege of living and working in the Nyacks as a full time real estate Broker Associate, assisting buy....

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