Upper Michigan Cabin with 600 Feet of Traverse River frontage! 1104135
Lake Linden, Houghton County, Michigan
Upper Michigan Home / Cabin on Big Traverse River for Sale! This 1,500+/- Square Foot Chalet Style Cabin is built on a 2.1-Acre wooded property with 600+/- feet of river frontage that is located in Schoolcraft Township, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Traverse River is an 11.9-mile-long river that flows into Lake Superior along the eastern side of the Keweenaw Peninsula, which juts far out into pristine Lake Superior. The property can be found about 4+ miles south of the unincorporated community of Gay, and is within the community of Big (or Grand) Traverse Bay. Big Traverse Bay is a small Finnish fishing community located on a peninsula and adjacent mainland at the mouth of the Traverse River on Lake Superior. The site on which the Big Traverse Bay Historic District stands at the mouth of the Traverse River. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1975. The site was originally a logging camp owned by the Hebard Lumber Company, dating from the last two decades of the 19th century. Many Finnish emigres moved into the area, working in the lumber, mining, or fishing industries. Finnish fishermen maintained several fishing outposts on the shores of Lake Superior. These Commercial Fishermen fished along the shores of the Keweenaw Bay,and sometimes headed out into Lake Superior as far as the Huron Islands in the southeast, Manitou Island at the tip of the Keweenaw, "Kaukapakki" - located northeast of the Keweenaw in the middle of Lake Superior somewhere near to the Canadian border, and to Isle Royale. By 1920, Big Traverse Bay developed into one of these fishing communities. In the 1950s a breakwall was built. Today the community remains an active fishing village - Vintage gasoline pumps, net reels, cedar shake-covered fishing buildings, ice houses and saunas are still in use. The beaches going north along this side of the Keweenaw Peninsula are all sand dunes, and there are picturesque spots that can be visited. Big Traverse Bay is often referred to as 'The Waikiki Beach of the Keweenaw Peninsula,' because of its white sand beach that is more than 100 feet deep, and more than three miles long. From the home's location you have access to some of the most scenic natural and historic areas of the State, that provide activites to enjoy during every season of the year! There are nice blueberry patches in the area, and the Schoolcraft Township Mink Farm Day Park is a great beach park that is right next to the lighthouse. You will pass Brunette Park, Oliver Bay, Point Isabelle, and South Point and the Mendota (Bete Grise) Lighthouse on your way to Lac LaBelle. From there you can head to Mt. Bohemia Ski Hill which offers 900 feet of vertical extreme back country skiing and snowboarding, Copper Harbor, Brockway Mountain, and then follow the western side of the Keweenaw Peninsula down to Agate Harbor, Eagle Harbor, Great Sand Bay, Eagle River, and return via Mohawk-Gay Road back to the Village of Gay. If you are a nature lover, there is lots of wildlife in the area with sightings of bald eagles, sand hill cranes, beaver, geese, ducks, and deer very common. The parcel is minutes away from thousands of acres of corporate CFA land and Copper County State Forest Land for walk-in access for hunting and trapping. Access to the Keweenaw-Gay Trail, a Multi-Use State Trail, for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, and horseback riding is located just to the north of Traverse Bay. The property being offered for sale features 600+/- feet of the Big Traverse Bay River which flows into Lake Superior. The river meanders along the edge of the property and is about 4-Feet Deep - deep enough for larger boats to dock at the property, and then go out into the "Big Waters." Anglers head out to Buffalo Reef in Big Traverse Bay, one of the most productive spawning regions for lake trout and lake whitefish in the area, producing 8 percent of the fish in the Keweenaw Bay. For bigger boats, the nearby Big Traverse Bay Marina offers boat launching, day use dockage, and long-term parking. You can also launch your canoes and kayaks from the front yard! The wooded areas of the lot create excellent habitat – Whitetail deer, woodland animals and waterfowl are home here. The Cabin has 1,500 Square Feet of Living Space, and was built in 2011. The Main Living Area has an Open-Concept Living/Dining/Kitchen Area with large sliding glass doors which open out to a 12x30 deck. It has beautiful tongue-and-groove pine ceilings, natural wood window trimming, and hardwood and laminate flooring. An 11x16 First-Floor Bedroom, 7x11 Full Bath and Entrance Hallway completes this level. Up a wide set of stairs is the Upper Level. This Floor has a spacious 4x7 Landing, an 11x14 Bedroom, a 10x16 Bedroom, and a 7x10 Bathroom that features a curbless bath/shower. The 4-Foot high crawlspace with a cement floor is below the home, and provides lots of strage space. The home was designed for maximum energy efficiency, and for very low maintenace with Smartside siding and a 12/12 pitch seamless steel roof. Down the path is a 12x20 riverside Bunk House. A site along the driveway has been prepped for the construction of a 30x40 detached garage. This home has 540 Feet of County maintained/plowed road frontage. A beautiful home for Seasonal or Year-Round living in an area that offers Four Seasons of Fun! To schedule your private tour contact our Office today!
Tim Keohane, Great Lakes & Land Real Estate