35.45 Acre Wooded Wonder M - 45 1119561
Bruce Crossing, Ontonagon County, Michigan
Michigan 34.45-Acre Ontonagon County Wooded Parcel For Sale.. - This property is located 9 miles north of historic Bruce Crossing, in Stannard Township, in Ontonagon County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In 1845 an overland mail route was established from Fort Howard in Green Bay, Wisconsin through Bruce Crossing, to Fort Williams at Copper Harbor. It became a nationally designated wagon route (known as the Military Road). Road work began in 1863, and a small relay station built in 1868 became the birth of Bruce Crossing. Logging companies and camps followed construction of the road. In the 1880S The Diamond Match Company obtained timber rights in the region and built some of the earliest camps. Railroads reached the area by the late 1880S. Soon sawmills along the nearby river banks, the Donald Bruce hotel, store, and saloon created the community which was officially named Bruces Crossing after the first postmaster, when its post office opened in 1888. It was shortened to Bruce Crossing in 1891. Farming and Logging has coexisted in the area - Men working in the logging camps harvested timber during the winter months, and returned to their farms in the summer. Agriculture and lumber industries continued to dominate the communities, with tourism now the mainstay. Five miles to the north-west if the Village of Rockland. The property offered for sale has a tributary of the Sandstone Creek touching the northern border of the property. It flows into the Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River a good Trout and Salmon angling river, and thence into Lake Superior. Lake Superior in this area has wide sandy beaches for boating, swimming and fishing. To the west of the property is access direct access to Ottawa National Forest Lands. Whitetail deer, Black bear, and Grouse hunting is excellent in this area. Just a few miles to the north is the Military Hills (Bridge) Roadside Park. There is a boat ramp and a launch area for canoes and kayaks. This park has a plaque on a stone pillar: "In 1864 Abraham Lincoln commissioned this road extending from Green Bay to Fort Wilkins as a military highway to secure copper supplies for the union forces." Access to the North Country Trail is less than two miles to the South. The North Country Trail is the longest National Scenic Trail in the United States - It spans over 4,600 miles and 7 states - Almost 1500 miles of this national trail are located in the state of Michigan. Part of the trail to the nearby O-Kun-de-Kun waterfalls is part of the North Country trail. The wildest of several scenic falls in Ontonagon County, and one of the few plunge falls around Lake Superior - You can even go behind the falls if you are sure footed. The trail head to the falls is located on the east side of the highway. Before you reach the main falls is a smaller ten-foot plunge. A short distance downstream is the main falls.The trail crosses a suspension bridge below the main falls. If you are seeking a wooded property near year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, check this one out.
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