FOR SALE BY OWNER
39.38 ACRE WOODED PARCEL WITH NEARLY 4,500' OF INCREDIBLE VIEWSCAPES OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER IN NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, NORTHWEST WYOMING COUNTY, WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NEAR VOSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA AND LOCATED ON THE VOSBURG NECK ("the PROPERTY"), PROPERTY IS APPROXIMATELY 500 YARDS ON THE EAST AND LESS THAN 100 YARDS ON THE WEST FROM THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER.
THIS IS ONE OF THE LAST PARCELS AVAILABLE ON THE FAMED VOSBURG NECK BELOW THE BRIDGE SURROUNDED ON THREE SIDES BY THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER (the "River") AND ADJACENT TO 948 ACRES OF NATURE PRESERVES WITH NEARBY PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER.
Property Description, Location, and History of the “Vosburg Neck”
This wooded parcel provides some of the most spectacular viewscapes of the Susquehanna River (the “River”) in Wyoming County. Great hunting and fishing. Ideal for a vineyard, orchard, home, cabin or multi-family hunting lodge. The Property is contiguous to 948 acres of protected nature preserves. The Property is approximately 1,100 yards from public access to the Susquehanna, one of the five best Smallmouth Bass rivers in the country. The Property is accessible from WashingtonTownship Road 506 and then via a private road and is located approximately five miles from U.S. Route 6, a major east-west highway through northern Pennsylvania stretching from the Ohio state line to Port Jervis, New York. The Property is in northeastern Pennsylvania in Northwest Wyoming County, Washington Township, on the Vosburg Neck, a unique geographical feature in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania that is surrounded by the River on three sides: south, east and west. The nearest small town is Vosburg to the north, named after one of the original inhabitants of the Vosburg Neck. This is one of the last available parcels of land on the famed Vosburg Neck below the bridge. The land in the Vosburg Neck was historically used for orcharding and farming. The moderating microclimate on the Neck, from being surrounded on three sides by water, made it a major apple producing area 50-75 years ago (see enclosed USDA Plant Zone Hardiness map showing Property to be zone 6a).
Fishing: The River is among the five best Smallmouth Bass rivers in the country. Attached is an excerpt from Bassmaster magazine, “The 5 best smallmouth rivers in the country.” You can read the full article here: http://www.bassmaster.com/node/99842. The Property is 500 yards from the River, one of the best locations in Pennsylvania for Smallmouth Bass, Muskie, Walleye and Catfish fishing. The entire length of the River is open to public fishing as it is considered a navigable waterway by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; however, public access to the River is limited to public launch points. Public access to the River is provided by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission via multiple public boat launch sites on the River. The North Branch Land Trust (“NBLT”) also provides River access nearby (see map of NBLT lands showing River access). The public, nonpowered boat launch is located on land owned by NBLT several hundred yards from the Property to the south off Washington Township RoadZoning: Agricultural. In an agricultural district, the minimum building lot size for a home is 80,000 square feet, or approximately 1.8 acres.
Timber: The Property features a diverse mix of timber including Red, White, Scarlet, Black, and Chestnut Oak; Tulip Poplar; Black Walnut; Aspen; Hemlock; White Pine; Sugar (hard) and Red (soft) Maple; Black, Gray, and White Birch; White Ash; Black Cherry; Basswood; Sycamore; Dogwood; Hickory; Hackberry; Serviceberry, Sumac and others as well as numerous species of shrubs, ferns, and herbaceous plants.
Hunting: The Property is wooded with a variety of excellent habitats that provide for a good hunting experience. The land is fully leased each year by a hunting club and the lease is terminated each year. The site has deer, bear, turkey, along with grouse and pheasant. Geese and ducks are available on the River. Squirrels abound attracted by a huge supply of nut trees (oak, walnut, hickory), plus coyote, doves, rabbit and other small game are available, including pheasants released by the Pennsylvania State Game Commission in nearby fields.
Birdwatching: The Vosburg Neck offers a wide variety of forest and waterway habitats and thus is a premier birdwatching destination. Birds of field, forest, waterways, and thicket abound with many resident and migratory warblers and armies of ducks and geese.
Wyoming County History, Geography, Geology and Vegetation [The following excerpts are taken from “A Natural Inventory of Wyoming County, Pennsylvania,” 1995, by The Nature Conservancy.]
“Wyoming County, an area of almost 400 square miles, is a rural county located in northeastern Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna River flows through the middle of the county from northwest to southeast and most development is concentrated within its corridor. The southwestern plateau is forested and mostly within state game lands; much of the rest of the county is given over to a mix of agriculture, forest and small villages. In 1990, the population of the county was just over 28,census) and appears to be growing. Both Scranton and Wilkes-Barre are within commuting distances of much of the county. Wyoming County is also approximately 150 miles from New York City and Philadelphia, allowing easy access for vacationers and tourists. The Endless Mountains, the lakes and creeks, and the pastoral scenery attract many people to the county; these natural qualities are important to both the economic and social well-being of county residents. Second home developments exist around Lake Carey and Lake Winola while hunting and fishing camps are found primarily in the southwestern corner. The rugged hills and forests of the southwest do not lend themselves to development or agriculture but they attract hunters, hikers, and winter sports enthusiasts. The many trout streams that drain this region attract fishermen while the forests of this region provide timber for the wood products industry. The Susquehanna River is a major recreational and scenic resource. Agriculture, although declining in acres, is still an important economic component of the county.”
Any sale is subject to a mutually agreeable purchase and sale agreement drafted by Seller which shall not be legally binding unless and until fully executed and accepted in writing by both buyer and seller. Seller is under no obligation to continue any negotiations with a prospective buyer, and seller reserves the right to discontinue all negotiations at any time up to the point an agreement is fully executed and exchanged. Buyer may do likewise. Each party shall bear its respective costs incurred during the negotiation process and under no circumstances may seller be held liable as a consequence of its termination of negotiations prior to the execution and exchange of a mutually acceptable purchase and sale agreement.
The sales price is payable 100% in United States dollars. In Seller's sole discretion, Seller may require financial and other buyer prequalification plus a confidentiality agreement before releasing certain information.
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