Rare opportunity to own an outstanding very private 100 acre parcel in the Beautiful Lake Champlain Islands. Buildings on the property consist of 2 Homes, a small cottage on the marsh, Barn, Equipment shed, & a 4000 sqft additional structure.
This pristine and extremely private property has 1/2 mile of private lakefront as well as 1/2 mile of main paved road frontage. It is the first property you reach after crossing the causeway onto the Island and directly across Lake Champlain from the Alburgh Golf Links. The lakefront is a mix of marsh with several small islands that have access to the broad lake, wooded wetland comprised of mature maple and other hardwood trees, and a pebble beach at the northeast corner of the property. Cottage on the marsh is a special place to sit and watch the wildlife that inhabits the marsh. Beavers, muskrat, mink, otters, herons, osprey, as well as numerous species of ducks can be seen. Several families of Canadian geese return every year to raise their families. Deer, fox, grouse, woodchecks, bobcats are some of the land animals that live on the property.
The land is not only a nature lovers and conservationist sanctuary, but the numerous hayfields, intermixed with with large mature trees, fenced pastures as well as varoius outbuildings and their unlimited potential make it ready for the gentleman farmer, equestrian, or a beautuful family gathering place!
Recreational features. Boating, swimming, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, walking ,birding, horseback riding, enjoying the outdoors in both winter and summer. Bicycling on the island. Montreal and Burlington Vt within 50 minutes. Skiing in New York or in Vt approx 1.5 hrs away.
Notable points of interest are St Annes' Shrine, and Goodsell Ridge Preserve, a National Historic Landmark, where remains of the oldest coral reefs exist and in the summer months enjoy art exhibits and classical music at the barn . You will find a Post office, 2 churches, library, elementary school and an active historical society on the island.
Samuel de Champlain landed on Isle La Motte in 1609 and a French fort was built in 1666, which is now the site of Saint Annes' Shrine which includes a large open air chapel. The Shrine is perported to have healing properties. Isle La Motte was named after the fort's builder, Pierre da la Motte.
As early as 1832 Island quarries began shipping black marble by barge. The U.S.Capital and National Gallery of Art both have the prized black marble used in them. The Revolutionary War Burying Point was located on this property prior to the headstones and remains being moved across the lake to Alburgh, Vermont when the causeway was constructed.
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239 Main St, Isle La Motte, Grand Isle County, Vermont