Butternut Pond and forest land on the side of Ticeteneyck Mt near Woodstock, NY

Shokan, Ulster County , New York



Property description

A perennial stream runs through the historic meadows of this ancient Catskill Mountain farm. One of the very few larger private ponds within the Catskill Mountain region is the Butternut Pond with 8.5+acres, within the top 20 for size and it has a year around protected trout stream through the property. This listing includes only about 2.4+- acres of water surface. The Butternut Pond (some call it a lake) is the marvelous gem of this property nestled at the base of Ticeteneyck Mountain. The pond has matured to become a quiet bass fishing secret and attracts many species of birds and abundant wildlife. There is a perimeter trail passing by natural artesian springs that feed the pond. There are abundant fish and wildlife on the property with room for canoeing, swimming, hiking or just relaxing on your private estate in this pleasant recreation area. This land has secluded access with more than half the boundary being either State Forest or a large private estate. The Butternut Pond is positioned against the 500+ acres of State protected Forever Wild parkland above on Ticeteneyck Mountain assuring your access to a large wilderness and can be used for recreation as if they were your own private preserve.

The western 2.4 acre portion of the 8.5 acre pond is included with this offering, with the balance held in a family estate. The larger pond will be available for use with a Recreation Agreement.

Easy access to year around recreation with just 20 minutes to music, theater, fine dining, and creative shopping in Woodstock, Phoenicia, Stone Ridge, Kingston, or Saugerties. Recreation opportunities abound for biking, hiking and camping, kayak and canoeing and tubing, and world class trout fishing. We are just a half hour to Belleayre or 45 minutes to Hunter Ski Centers. Several golf courses are in the region in Woodstock, Kingston, or Hannah Resort in Margaretville. Just 1.5 hours from the Metropolitan area by car or bus, or train to Rhinebeck, or fly into the Kingston Airport.

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Home Features

  • County Board of Health approved septic design for fully in-ground system. Improved gravel base driveway exists and primary voltage power line to the house site will be easy to build. Delineated Wetlands have been marked on the recent survey as structures need to be 100' away from wetlands.

Lot Features

  • Agent has a share of ownership. This property includes the west portion of the Butternut Pond, about 2.4 of the 8.5 acres. Reciprocal recreation rights are available to most of the pond.
  • Several natural terraces, divided by the Butternut Stream, provide a topography for privacy as well as offering views of the Lake Ashokan Reservoir below and the south face of Ticeteneyck Mountain above the Butternut Pond.
  • Adjustment of lot lines will decrease taxes and assessment commensurately. A recent Lot Line Revision change does not yet show yet on county records.

Horse Facility Features

  • Historic agricultural area surrounded by stone walls indicates almost all of this property has been meadow in the past. Now substantially reforested, there are level terrace areas on the hillside where pastures can be restored suitable for barns.
  • Zoning is Rural Residential allows use for agricultural and is subject to the Special Use Permit standards and site plan review procedures, as "Private nonprofit membership club, commercial recreation uses specifically oriented toward the use of mountain land such as... horse riding trails, including travel trailer or camping trailer parks or sites. Park reservation and/or recreation facility, commercial camps for seasonal residence only" etc. See Town of Olive Zoning Article IV section 155-17.


  • 3 miles to schools
  • 12 miles to airports
  • 12 miles to hospitals
  • 3 miles to shopping

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Buyer to verify all information


260 Peck Rd, Shokan, Ulster County, New York


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