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Recreation

Recreational Considerations

Wildlife and hunting are standout aspects of Linden Farm. The deer population has been managed with the same scientific approach as the cattle, with a focus on continually improving genetics, habitat, and the health of the herd. Linden Farm is a rare opportunity to purchase a proven, turnkey hunting property in Virginia with an extremely high-quality resident deer population. With the foundation already in place, the next owner will be in the enviable position of enjoying an Opening Day that benefits from thirty years of wise and disciplined stewardship. 

In addition to deer, the six ponds offer nearly 40 acres of open water, and the waterfowl hunting on the farm can be highly productive, particularly for this part of Virginia. The farm is on the western edge of the Atlantic flyway, and proximity to Lake Anna and Lake Orange provide a steady influx of waterfowl in the winter months. Ducks regularly seen on the farm include wood ducks, mallards, gadwalls, black ducks, and pintails.

Beyond hunting, the ponds provide fishing, kayaking, and all-around family recreation. There are farm roads throughout the property, and significant opportunities exist to create an accompanying trail network for hiking, running, horseback riding, and ATV use. The diversity of the topography and land uses also lend itself well to sporting clays, and a rifle range could easily be installed on the wooded, level acreage of the Deerwood Tract. 

Lastly, while there are currently no horses on the farm, the acreage of the Linden Tract is ideal for equestrian facilities. Central Virginia is horse country, after all, and there are best-in-class resources nearby for developing and maintaining equestrian properties. The farm is on the border of the Keswick Hunt and the Bull Run Hunt, and both have fox hunted on the property in the past. Over the past decades, Linden has been home to hunter/jumpers as well as quarter horses. A highlight of Linden’s history was hosting a large-scale cavalry demonstration featuring over 300 horses engaging in multiple events.