I have a buddy who bought a old farm in Allegany county . No livable buildings on it 125 acres for $85,000 back in 2005ish with the plans to build a small cabin on it, still no cabin due to the $9,000 in taxes he pays on it already.
idk... Seems the southern tier NY taxes aint much different then here in southeast Pa to me. I mean clearcut pays like $13 a day for all he has. I dont think you could lease what he has for that price here in Pa.