This choice 87± acre tract is comprised of large rolling and high fields of clover and hay; long lower flat fields; patches of woods; and some wetlands that contain numerous natural ponds and abut the old rail trail to the west, now owned by the State of NY. From these fields are enjoyed thrilling views of the long ridgeline of Taconic State Park and farm fields in all directions. Numerous private locations for a Main House can be chosen. The land lends itself well to continued farming, or to join the several horse farms already on the road. Directly across this country road, and extending for many miles, are thousands of acres of NY State and other conservation lands that spill over in an uninterrupted aggregation into three States.
Offering unrivalled Eastern views of the Taconic Range, Bare-knuckles Farm is located in the "sweet spot" of historic Boston Corners, near Copake Falls, one mile from Undermountain Golf Course and close to Catamount and other Berkshire ski mountains. This stretch of valley, bordered on both sides by high woods, has long been a getaway destination. In the nineteenth century, outlaw Boston Corners was for hunting, whiskey and brawling. The legendary 1853 bare-knuckles Morrissey/Sullivan fisticuffs went on for 37 rounds in a field 1/4 mile north. The victor, John Morrissey, was given a saloon in NY for his trouble. Faded pictures of a gallivanting Babe Ruth still adorn tavern walls in Copake Falls and some of his other haunts.
Modern bicyclists, hikers, sky divers, campers, golfers and skiers have largely supplanted the earlier and less genteel sporting crowd. But the wild allure of Boston Corners still calls to those wanting a sparsely settled retreat. And still, 4± miles North of the town of Millerton, named by Budget Travel Magazine as one of the "10 Coolest Small Towns", this corner is handy to the Berkshires, Northwestern Connecticut, the new rail trail and the train.