163 Acre Berks County Farm

Beautiful Mix of Fertile Fields and Woodland - 19th Century Farmhouse and Bank Barn - Breathtaking Views of Hawk Mt and The Pinnacle - Abounding in Wildlife - Build the Estate of Your Dreams on this Exceptional, Private, Country Retreatt

The country… rich, relaxed, fresh, and unhurried… where forested hills, soft green pastures and proud, fertile farmlands artfully combine to paint portraits of ever changing pageantry of nature. Journey into this timeless haven and find sanctuary in its delights. This is just a brief description of this beautiful 163 acre Albany Township farm. It is a phenomenal piece of ground with a combination of tillable fields interspersed with wood lots abounding with unparalled natural beauty along with truly amazing views. Located in a unique valley in Albany Township, Berks County, the valley is surrounded on 3 sides by the Great Bend of the Kittatinny Ridge of the Blue Mountain with fantastic views of The Pinnacle and world-famous Hawk Mountain.
The long private drive leads to a sequestered 4 bedroom 19th century farmhouse just waiting for a restoration. The Pennsylvania German bank barn was completely rebuilt on its 19th century stone foundation in 1915 by skilled workmen who employed old world barn construction techniques including mortise and tendon joints with wood dowels. The lower level of the barn could provide box stalls for horses while the upper level serves as hay storage.
The farm is an ideal country retreat abounding with all types of game including trophy white tail deer, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, and small game. It is sheer joy to be able to walk for an hour or two around this farm through woods and meadows while enjoying the breathtaking vistas and still be at home, on your own land, your own property, alone in the total quiet and peace of nature. Build the estate house of your dreams in the middle of your totally private 163 acres. The farm is ideal for horses, cattle, or a private hunting preserve with some of the prettiest landscapes in Pennsylvania. The land offers endless enjoyment for the farmer, equestrian, hunter or nature enthusiast. Enjoy recreational activities such as cross-country skiing, snow mobiling, and mountain biking. On a warm summer evening, it is an unparalled treat to spot a red fox drinking from the pond or look overhead at the abundance of wonderful migratory birds and raptors. One can not resist the peaceful charm and calmness emanating from this land. This is truly Pennsylvania at its finest.

The farm is located just west of the quaint, picturesque village of Kempton. To the west of the farm, you can see the world-famous Hawk Mountain Bird Sanctuary and to the south west, the highly acclaimed Pinnacle. The Pinnacle has the reputation of having the most beautiful views on the entire Pennsylvania stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Hawk Mountain is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and has over 8 miles of walking and hiking trails for observation of the large numbers of hawks, eagles, and falcons as they migrate past the lookouts. The sanctuary has over 2,600 acres and an additional 13,000 acres of private and public land. It is one of the largest protected tracts of contiguous forest in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Appalachian Trail is the nation’s longest marked footpath consisting of 2,179 miles, passing through 14 states, and 8 national forests.
The farm is a one of a kind property and provides the perfect refuge from the outside world, yet close to I-78, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and an easy commute to New York City and Philadelphia.

Price: $1,700,000

Call Perry S. Long at 610-298-3025 for color brochure with many more photos.

Perry S. Long
New Pennsylvania Realty, Inc.
103 Mush Dahl Road

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