The term “recreational” may mean a number of different things to potential land buyers. By far the most common intended use is hunting a property that a person can call their own and have control over who hunts and how the property is managed which is a dream come true for many sportsmen and women who likely have either hunted by permission on someone else’s land or have competed for quality experiences on the public lands available to them.
There is just something about owning the soil under your feet and being the major influencer on how the property develops in terms of habitat improvements, hunting pressure, harvest decisions and so on. Seeing the results of your hard work and investments is one of the most rewarding experiences a landowner can enjoy. Some incredible, life-long memories are made between father and children or among hunting buddies. On top of that, many valuable life lessons can also be taught and passed down. But other areas of recreational use besides hunting are likely much simpler. Some people are just looking for a peaceful place to go spend some relaxing weekends in nature to re-connect and decompress from life’s hectic pace.
Camping, cooking out, sitting around a fire in the evenings and just plain “doing nothing” can be a huge draw in a fast-paced society with a cluttered and demanding schedule. Other buyers may be looking for their own pond, lake or stream to live out all of their fishing adventures on as their main reason for buying land. Couple that with the enjoyment of outdoors relaxing mentioned above and a perfect fishing camp scenario is achieved. Whatever a buyer’s interests are, there is no doubt that buying recreational land is a rapidly growing segment of the real estate industry and one that, at least for now, has no end in sight.