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Buffalo County Secluded Acreage/Mississippi River View Property #BCAH42

PENDING OFFER : Listed at $37,900 On sale now for just $29,900

This is beautiful land with staggering views of the Mississippi River and the surrounding bluffs and valleys. It will surely amaze you when you see it. It's truly an eagle's eye view of miles of water dotted with wooded islands and stalwart bluffs rising above the horizon. You'll feel as if you can toss a stone right into the water! This 1.7-acre property is secluded at the end of a private, dead-end road and is the perfect place for your cabin or campsite. You will not believe the view from this land. The photos at the top of this page don't do it justice.

Located within the Driftless area of Western Wisconsin and left untouched by glaciers, this area is a mix of rolling hills and rugged bluffs rising above the Mississippi River. This is a rustic county dotted with lakes and crisscrossed by trout streams. Buffalo County is well known for its trophy deer, turkey hunting, and charming river towns.

If you like big water you'll access to the Mississippi River and Lake Pepin from area boat launches and a full service marina that offers slip rentals. Thousands of acres of open water provide some of the best opportunity for sport fishing and boating in the state. You can actually boat about 60 miles of water between the river itself and Lake Pepin. Lake Pepin is a naturally occurring lake on the Mississippi River and the widest point as well. It has a surface area of over 40 square miles and is where the sport of water skiing was invented.

Property BCAH42 is 1.7 acres at the end of a dead-end road. It has a beautiful level meadow that rolls up to an area near the edge of the bluff where the seller has cleared a nice view corridor providing the perfect place to locate your home or campsite. The meadow provides plenty of level space for a home and large shed or garage. It's location at the end of the road means that you will enjoy a lot of privacy. In fact, this home site is located next to a large tract of woods and the owner of that wooded land has no access from the road that serves this land. In other words, the adjacent forest serves as a buffer against having anyone build next to this land. If you were to own this land you would control the entire end of this road and have no neighbor driving past your land or building within view of your building site. This is a highly private location with a magnificent view.

There are simple covenants in place to protect this land for you without being overly restrictive. You may not abandon unregistered motor vehicles on this land or create a junk pile. You may use any type of construction, but may not use a singlewide mobile home. You may camp on this land and do not have to build at any time. If you build, you would need to build a home/cabin of at least 750 square feet. This land is restricted from commercialization. This means that you do not have to worry about someone running a business out there and spoiling the rustic nature of this land.

As for the little town at the bottom of the bluff, Alma is located along the upper Mississippi River in western Wisconsin, only 90 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul. It is about 55 miles north of La Crosse, Wisconsin, or 325 miles northwest of Chicago. Its setting between the Mighty Mississippi and the 500-foot limestone bluffs gives Alma a unique look and feel. This quaint river town was established in 1848 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Alma is noted for having Wisconsin's Great River Road on one side, beautiful bluffs on the other side, and a unique town in between. The Ibach Mansion, the Tritsch House, the Gallery House, and the Laue House are just four breathtaking examples of historic buildings born of a romantic era. They have survived in all their glory to reflect the richness of a lazy little river town, and all except the Ibach House are now a bed & breakfast. There is a well-maintained beach and recreational area, and a city courtesy dock. It is a beautiful area that allows one to view the Lock & Dam (on the Mississippi River) from the middle of town, and many public gardens.

Unique stairway streets make downtown different than any other on the Mississippi. Ten steep staircases with street names connect Main Street with Second Street. Nearly every house in Alma has a view of the river. The old Alma cemetery is beautiful in itself, and is located on the south end of the town. You will find a terraced and well-groomed cemetery including a pioneer section, which contains tombstones of some of the founders of Alma, and unusual headstone designs.

You may hike up the Alma Bluff to Buena Vista Park. Take your time walking the path through the wooded area, enjoying the view of the Mississippi River as you ascend the trail. The scenery is spectacular any time of year and particularly in autumn.

Late October and November is the time to join the swan viewing that takes place in Alam at the viewing platform at Rieck's Lake Park, just north of town on Highway 35. Here, you will experience thousands of tundra swans migrating to the East Coast for the winter. It is an amazing fall phenomenon among the Mississippi River bluffs to see the swans descend on the park. These majestic birds pass through the area on their annual migration from northern Canada and Alaska to the Chesapeake Bay area. Each year, bird lovers visit Alma to see the swans from the Riecks Lake Park Wildlife Observation Platform.

Along the river are boating docks for the convenience of pleasure craft and fishermen. The Alma Fishing Float is a big attraction for those who love to fish in the deep water. A ferry will take you to a float located in the middle of the river, just below the lock and dam. A courtesy dock has been set up to allow boaters to stop at Alma for a bite to eat or to visit some of the shops located downtown. Barges and paddleboats also travel the river. If you are lucky, you may see the Mississippi Queen, American Queen, or the Delta Queen pass by.

Alma is rich in history, scenery, and recreational opportunities. Whether you enjoy shopping, fishing, hunting, or bird watching, you're sure to find it there. It's a great place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the "big city". After all, the population at last count was just 942.

Please contact me if you would like to meet to with me to walk this land. I will also take the time to show you the area to include access points on the Mississippi River. You're going to love the rustic beauty of this bluff-top acreage and old-world charm of Alma. I guarantee it.

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