Property DescriptionDiscover this 95 +/-acre estate providing the ultimate multi-purpose property for any outdoor and wildlife enthusiast. Situated along the I&M Canal and Dee Bennet Road-this tract possesses an array of potential. The property has proven to be excellent for recreation, hiking, fishing, kayaking, boating, and swimming. Waterfowl potential is significant, and the property has been undergoing a transformation to become a waterfowl hunting mecca just add food and it can be expanded with new shallow water ponds. Deer hunting also has strong potential as the area is well known for top-of-class whitetails. This 95 +/-acre tract offers a blank canvas for anyone wanting to tailor the property for their own vision. Situated throughout the property you'll find multiple shallower bodies of water excellent for waterfowl hunting. This parcel has multiple well-built duck blinds strategically placed. The estate also features a large lake that offers excellent fishing opportunities and an open water source for hunting. The lake has excellent water quality. The property is adjacent to Buffalo Rock State Park and the I&M Canal National Heritage Trail. Buffalo Rock State Park is a 298-acre park that offers bike trails, American bison, hunting, canoeing, cross-country skiing, geocaching, hiking trails, baseball field, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, and a shelter. The I&M Canal National Historic Area borders the property with private access from the property directly onto the I&M Canal Trail. Many activities are allowed on the canal's 77+ miles of well-maintained trails. The I&M Canal offers many different experiences including boat trips, horseback riding, snowmobiling, biking, hiking, walking, canal towns, dining, and much more. Directly across the road is Starved Rock Yacht Club, Wide Waters Yacht Club, and Kayak Starved Rock. Just across the river is Starved Rock State Park, one of Illinois' most beautiful destinations and the #1 most visited state park in Illinois. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the park's 18 canyons featuring vertical walls of moss-covered stone formed by glacial meltwater that slice dramatically through tree-covered sandstone bluffs. More than 13 miles of trails allow access to waterfalls, season runoff or natural springs, sandstone overhangs, and spectacular overlooks. Recreational opportunities abound, from hiking to camping to fishing, boating, or hunting. Just a few miles further down the road is Matthiessen State Park which offers canyons, streams, prairie, and forest. Visitors can expect to see beautiful rock formations in addition to unusual and abundant vegetation and wildlife. All of this, along with park and picnic facilities, make Matthiessen State Park a popular choice for an outing.
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Jake Hofer has deep roots along the Illinois River on a deer farm in Henry, Illinois. While attending Western Illinois University, Jake received his Illinois brokers license before graduating with honors and entering into a full time career in agricultural real estate. In addition to his real estate business, Jake is the co-owner of Exodus Outdoor Gear, where he utilizes his local market expertise to handle marketing and produce podcasts for avid deer hunters. Jake also leads a weekly podcast called The Land Podcast that covers all things land, agribusiness, investing, and land market analysis. In Jake’s free time, he enjoys undertaking land improvement projects on his deer farms, and hiking with his Wife, Miranda, and his dog, Scout.