About Michigan


Michigan is in the upper Midwest and the heart of the Great Lakes region. It has many attractions, famous landmarks, and scenic state and national parks and forests. In addition to the “great ones”, it has about 12,000 inland lakes, 38 deep-water ports, more miles of coastline than any state but Alaska, and more lighthouses than any other U.S. state. Its agriculture features tourist-friendly fare such as cherries, blueberries, peaches, apples, and wine. And its cities include a major metropolis, some university towns, and countless rustic villages. The state is geographically unique, being comprised of two major peninsulas, and it can be further divided into five distinct areas. They are the Upper Peninsula, (known to Michiganders as "The U.P."), Northern Michigan (Big Rapids and Northwards), Western Michigan (along the sandy coast of Lake Michigan), Central Michigan or "Mid-Michigan" and the Southeast or "Downstate".

The Lower Peninsula has the majority of the population (primarily in the south), while the Upper Peninsula, separated by Lake Michigan and a bit of Lake Huron, is mostly rural. Until 1957, the only way to drive from one to the other was to go all the way around Lake Michigan, or take your car onto a ferry. Michigan's economy was previously dominated by the auto industry, but has diversified somewhat as that and other traditional manufacturing industries have moved their facilities elsewhere, and it's beginning to attract more information technology, life sciences, and high-tech manufacturing jobs. Tourism is a growing segment of the economy, focusing in winter on activities in the snow, and in summer on the State's extensive beaches, lakes, and rivers. Hunting, fishing, and sailing are also popular outdoor activities

Breeze by the Bay! Lake Superior frontage on Carmody Road! MLS# 1081573

L'Anse, Baraga County, Michigan

New Driveway and Site Clearing Installed in June 2016! Upper Michigan Lake Superior Waterfront Parcel For Sale! This property is located on the western side of Rock Beach Point, on the Point Abbaye Peninsula, which juts out into Lake Superior. This peninsula is located in Baraga County's L'Anse Township in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes, and has the largest surface area of any freshwater lake in the world. The private 3.2-Acre parcel is wooded and has about 200+/- feet of "Walk Out" frontage on the protected "Sand Bay" side of the Point. You can swim, wade, and launch your canoes or sea-kayaks right from the shoreline of this beautiful property! There are views across the waters of the Huron Mountains in the distance. Fishing opportunities in this area include Coho and King salmon, Lake and Brown trout, Steelheads, Walleyes, Perch, Pike, and Smallmouth bass. Wildlife is abundant! This property has a nice level clearing in it which could be a great camp site today, and a possible building site in the future. This is one beautiful property! Township Land Division Approval must be obtained prior to sale.

Tim Keohane, Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

3.20 ACRES
Beautiful Panoramic Views of Lake Superior! 106 Pennock Ave., Baraga, 1102578

Baraga, Baraga County, Michigan

Upper Michigan Village Home with Panoramic Lake Superior View! This 3 bedroom 1.5 bath property is located in the Village of Baraga in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This village is located on L'Anse Bay, the lower part of Keweenaw Bay on Lake Superior! In the seventeenth century French missionaries, voyageurs and traders followed the south shore of Lake Superior and were the first to explore the area. Father Frederick Baraga established a Roman Catholic Mission in the area in 1843. Both the Village and the County took Father Baraga's name. Incorporated in 1891, this Village has been part of the lumbering, fishing, mining and agriculture industries that attracted immigrants to the area. Rich in history, in recent years, the economy of the area has shifted towards manufacturing and tourism, and outdoor recreation of all kinds. There are over 150 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in the County, as well as a cross-country ski trail. Summer and Fall provides hiking to Mount Arvon (Michigan's highest point), the Sturgeon River Gorge, Silver or Little Mountain, or to several nearby waterfalls. Many people also enjoy exploring the many nearby historic sites. A Marina for access to 31,000 square mile Lake Superior is just a couple blocks away! This is a very popular fishing destination for Coho and Chinook salmon, Lake trout, Steelhead, Walleyes, Perch, Pike, and Smallmouth bass. Sugar sand beach swimming areas are also located nearby. The Father Frederic Baraga Shrine, Restaurants, Motels, Grocery Stores, and a Casino are also just a few miles away. This home can be a starting point for those seeking outdoor activities, as well as those who want to attend diverse cultural events offered by the Universities, Theatre, and Galleries in Houghton and Hancock. This home has Custom Features throughout! The Main Floor has a open concept Living-Dining-Kitchen area with a panoramic view of the bay of Lake Superior. Throughout the home you will find modern neutral colors, beautiful hardwood and ceramic flooring edged with decorative baseboards, wide doors and newer windows trimmed with stylish corner blocks, and elegant crown molding along the ceilings. The window treatments include up-down, down-up cellular shades. The Galley-Style Kitchen is a Show Piece with an expanse of granite counter space with a tiled backsplash, classic detailed solid maple Thomasville Cabinetry with an off-white color and a glazed finish. There is under cabinet lighting and self-closing drawers and doors. The appliances are in the same color as the cabinets and includes a French door refrigerator, gas range with double ovens, dishwasher, garbage disposal and pantry. Tiffany-styled lighting and ceramic flooring complete the kitchen. Sharing this floor are two Bedrooms with room-darkening shades, and Full and Half Bathrooms that have custom cabinetry and ceramic tile The partially finished Basement has a third Bedroom, Craft, Laundry, and Mechanical areas, and lots of storage. A newer furnace has Central Air and TempStar Electro-Static High Efficiency Air Cleaner. There is a Ventless water heater. Storage in the home includes a 10x13 Storage Room and 5 Closets. The home is surrounded by a very large meticulously kept yard with 3 lots that has a 24x24 2-Car detached Garage reached by a paved drive, and an 8x10 Storage Shed. There is a 60x80 fenced-in area could be used for a garden, play area, or for pets. Plus mature shade trees and a landscaped area with that gorgeous view of the lake! If you are looking for a Ready-To-Move-In Home be sure to schedule your Private Tour today!

Tim Keohane, Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

0.98 ACRES
1007 SQ FT
Porter Lake Paradise on 44 Acres! 183 Porter Lake Rd., Amasa, MLS# 1102496

Amasa, Iron County, Michigan

Upper Michigan Private lake Log-Sided Home/Cabin for Sale! This beautiful 44.57-Acre property has 3,091 Feet of Porter Lake frontage, and 721 Feet of Pass Creek frontage! Porter is a private 270 Acre, 33 Foot deep lake which is located in Hematite Township in north-central Iron County. This County has more than 900 miles of stream and rivers and more than 1,000 lakes and ponds. Porter Lake is a trophy (30 to 45-Inch) Northern Pike lake. There are also good numbers of Walleye, Largemouth bass and Panfish. The lake has some nice sunken islands adjacent to deep water, which is where you can do your trolling. For more fishing excitement you can take navigable Pass Creek channel to Cable Lake. This lake is a trophy Pike lake, and also supports good numbers of big Bluegills. Porter Lake is surrounded by Corporate CFA Lands and Copper Country State Forest lands - The observation of wildlife and native plants is unlimited. In the fall the forests offer breathtaking views of spectacular colored foliage. There is great hunting for American black bear, Ruffed grouse (Partridge), Whitetail deer, Woodcock and Wild turkey in the area, and there is a raised blind on the property. In the winter you will enjoy the Snowmobiling and Cross-Country treks available right on your own property and on the Porter Lake/Sidnaw Multi-Use State trail which is a few miles west of the property. Just a few miles to the east is the Net River, a 14.9-mile-long river. Its headwaters rise in Baraga County and flow southwest into Iron County, where the main stem forms and flows to the Paint River above Crystal Falls. This remote, wild river offers solitude in a wild northwoods setting that is ideal for early-season paddlers. (In Summertime the water levels are generally too low to support paddling.) On the Net, a few miles south of the property is Snake Rapids, a smaller 5-Foot waterfall that has an access site. You enter the property using a tree-shaded forest drive that leads to a high spot along the north-eastern shore of the lake. The Main Building is a Log Sided Lodge which was built in 1982, and has additions that were built in later years. The Main Floor consists of an Open-Concept Living/Dining/Kitchen area that features a Natural Stone Fireplace, Knotty-Pine wall finishes, high vaulted ceilings, and wood floors. From this Central Area you can either relax in the adjoining 10x16 Waterview Den, or in the Summer months you can enjoy the 12x14 Screened Porch. A 10x12 First Floor Bedroom, Full Bath, and Pantry also share this floor. Upstairs there is a 11x20 Loft Bedroom that can be reached via an Outside Stairway, or by climbing up an interior Ladder. Off the Loft Bedroom is a 5x10 Screened Porch. The northwest corner of the home has an L-Shaped 8x23 and 12x24 partially covered Deck where you can enjoy the lake, pond, and creek views as you while away the hours in a hanging swing. Just up the hill from the home is a sweet 16x24 Guest Cabin. Here you will find a 7x12 Living Area, 8x12 Kitchen, 10x10 Bedroom, and 5x10 3/4-Bath Down, and a 10x10 Loft reached by a ladder. The Cabin has electric and gas lights, and is heated by an Lp-gas space heater. Outside there are several Outbuildings - An 8x11 Generator Building and a 12x18 Wood Shed. Heating of the home is by fireplace and Lp-gas space heaters. Electricity is provided by a Kohler Generator system. The property surrounding the buildings is rolling, and has a mixture of conifers, hard and soft woods. There are three spring-fed trout ponds on the property, where the seller has raised rainbows, browns and brookies. Rainbows up to 6 pounds have been taken here. It is rare to find an inland lake with this much acreage or frontage! If you are seeking the ultimate private waterfront retreat, schedule your tour today!

Tim Keohane, Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

44.57 ACRES
1114 SQ FT
Beautiful Lot on Private Fence Lake! Lot 2 E. Fence Lake Dr., 1088317

Michigamme, Baraga County, Michigan

Upper Michigan Private Lake Lot for Sale! This 5.58-Acre surveyed wooded parcel has 324 feet of frontage on a beautiful bay of the Upper Peninsula's Fence Lake! Fence Lake is a private, pristine spring-fed lake that is located in Spurr Township, in eastern Baraga County. The lake is 310 acres in size, has 50-foot depths, numerous coves and bays, and has four islands which are owned in common by the property owners. Water also enters from the northern end of the lake and exits into the Fence River, which flows southward for many miles, and enters the Michigamme Reservoir. The lake is a spectacular fishery, with Rainbow and Brown trout, Yellow perch, and trophy-sized Smallmouth bass. The lake is protected with covenants, limits on boat motor size, prohibition on jet skis, and specific "quiet hours." Lot 2 is one of only 46 parcels on the lake - this limited number was designed to ensure minimal human impact on the environment, and the moose, bear, deer, loons, and eagles that call this land their home. This parcel has frontage on a large bay located at the northern end of the lake, and has some of the best views of the islands. The bay waters in front of this parcel provide some of the best fishing on the lake! You can also swim off this beach, and launch your canoes or kayaks very easily from the rock breakwater and boat ramp on this parcel. There is a beautiful grassy, cleared building site, with power already installed. There is an older camper trailer on the property which can either "go with the sale," or can be removed by the Sellers. Nearby there are two State Parks. It is an hour drive to Marquette, and there are good flight services from nearby Sawyer International Airport to major US Cities. For Woodland Solitude check out the Secluded Shores of Fence Lake! (Sellers may consider Land Contract Offers received from Buyers that can provide a satisfactory Credit Report, not more than 30-Days Old)

Tim Keohane, Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

5.58 ACRES
Michigan Corner - Straights Chain of Lakes Property! TBD Deer Trail / KK6, 1102317

Wetmore, Delta County, Michigan

This 15.96-Acre property has about 146 Feet of Corner Lake frontage. A small sliver of the western edge of the property is located in Namha Township, and the main part of the property is located in Garden Township - both in Delta County. Corner lake is part of the Corner-Straits chain of lakes, which can be located at the tri-county corner of Delta County, and Alger and Schoolcraft Counties in the Hiawatha National Forest. This is one of the best U.P. "Secret Resort" areas with stores, restaurants, fire protection and services nearby. These lakes are surrounded by the Hiawatha National Forest which provides opportunities for hiking, biking, viewing wildlife, and all kinds of Year-Round Outdoor Activities. The 477-Acre Chain consists of Skeels Lake, Corner Lake, Deep Lake, and Straits Lake. Channels with slow/no wake speed limits connect these warm water lakes to allow you to move among them easily. Corner Lake is a 151-Acre, 30-Foot Deep Lake that is known for Northern pike, Largemouth and Smallmouth bass, Bluegill, Perch, and Walleye. Deep Lake is a 44-Acre, 40-Foot Deep Lake, that holds Northern pike, Walleyes, Largemouth and Smallmouth bass, and plenty of Panfish. Straights Lake is a 187-Acre Lake, and Skeels is the smallest at 91 Acres. Beside boating, fishing, and swimming in Summer, the Winter provides area cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and ice fishing. Snowmobilers have 3,000 miles of roads, abandoned railroad grades, and special trails through hardwood stands, and pine forests awaiting them. The Indian River and the Indian River Canoe Trail, a 59.1-mile long river, is a National Wild and Scenic River, with 12 miles designated "Scenic" and 39 miles designated "Recreational". This river is popular with paddlers of all skill levels. The scenery is beautiful, the trout fishing is good, and there is spawning habitat for lake sturgeon and habitat for eagles and ospreys. Bruno's Run Trail, a 9 mile loop ideal for hiking and mountain biking in spring, summer and fall and snow shoeing in winter, is located a few miles to the north. The property being offered for sale has a northern facing shoreline on a channel between Skeels and Corner Lakes. There is a good driveway/ATV trail into the property. If you are looking for a waterfront property in the Heart of the Hiawatha National Forest, check this one out!

Tim Keohane, Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

15.96 ACRES
West Michigan Lake Michigan Beachfront Home

Montague, Muskegon County, Michigan

Completely gutted and remodeled in 2010. Next door to electric tram to beach. Terrific view on quiet cul-de-sac street. Golf course next door.

Roger Simon, Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt

2.17 ACRES
2276 SQ FT
Beautiful Michigamme River Property! TBD off Willet Lane in Republic! 1102283

Republic, Marquette County, Michigan

Upper Michigan Riverfront Property for sale! This 34-Acre parcel has 1000+ Feet of beautiful Michigamme River frontage, and is located 2 Miles south of South Republic, in south western Marquette County, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The village of Republic grew up around the Republic Mine which first operated from 1872 to 1926. The original town name was Iron City, which was changed to Republic by Ed Breitung, the founder of the mine, in 1880. He named it Republic for "the land of the free and the home of the brave." In the late 1950s, open pit and crushing concentration facilities were established at the mine site. Approximately 1.5 million tons of concentrated iron ore pellets were shipped annually to our nation's steel mills. In 1982, national economic conditions forced inactivation of the mine. Today, this inactive iron mine has an observation stand near the pit's edge that provides the opportunity for viewing the magnitude of the enormous 600-feet deep, 250 acre Pit. It's hard to imagine that this gigantic hole was once a 200 foot cliff rising from the banks of the Michigamme River! The section of the river on the property being offered for sale, is rated a Type 1 Fishing Stream, and there are excellent catches of Bass, Panfish, Pike, and Walleye here. There is a gently slope to the water's edge, so you can launch your kayak, canoe, or tube, and swim right from the banks of this property! Just up-river from this parcel is access to 2300 acres of the Republic Mine Reclamation and Wetlands Preserve. This restoration is so successful that you can view and photograph species such as Sandhill cranes, Peregrine falcons, Gray wolf, Bald eagles, Black bear, Bobcats, and Coyotes that now frequent this site. The western trailhead for the Iron Ore Heritage Trail is few miles to the north in Republic. This is a 48-mile, multi-use, year round trail that stretches from Republic to the east side of Marquette. This trail is designed for walkers, bikers, runners, nature lovers, equestrians, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and those interested in the Marquette Iron Range mining history. The western border of the property is adjacent to State of Michigan Lands, and there are thousands of acres of Corporate CFA Land near by for walk-in access to hunting, trapping, and fishing. For Winter Enthusiasts, the main North-South Snowmobile Trail #5 is a few miles away. The thickly wooded portion of the property is made up of mixed woods, balsam, pine, poplar, spruce, white pine, and some hardwood. A good road system leads to a small cleared site nicely placed on the high land at a curve in the river. Underground power is located about a half-mile to the north. If you are looking for a quality property where you can enjoy four seasons of U.P. recreational fun, call for your private tour today!

Tim Keohane, Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

34.40 ACRES
Beautiful Bluff Lake Superior Frontage - Lots 31 and 32 Forest Dr. 1097152

Skanee, Baraga County, Michigan

Price Reduced! Upper Michigan 1.7+/- Acre Wooded Waterfront Parcel for Sale! Located in north-eastern Baraga County, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, this wooded parcel is located in a Lake Superior shoreline development that was platted in the early 1960s. The bluff along this part of Lake Superior will remind you of the Pictured Rocks National Park, and the parcel being offered for sale has 200-Feet of Overlook frontage. Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes, and has the largest surface area of any fresh water lake in the world! The property provides access to all your favorite outdoor activities. Evenings bring beautiful sunsets to view, and on many nights you can see Aurora Borealis (the northern lights) put on fascinating magical displays against the dark night skies. Winter is a wonderful time to see them, when there are lower levels of light and the air is clear and crisp. (September, October, March and April are some of the best months to view them.) In the winter you can also enjoy snowmobiling, which is popular in the area. Just a mile+ away is the West Branch of the Huron River, which flows northward into the main branch of the Huron River, and then empties into Lake Superior. This is a Type 1 Fishing Stream, where you can fish year round. This river's mouth is bordered by sugar sand beaches and is in the Copper Country State Forest. The sand beaches are great for sunning and beach combing for "sea glass" and drift wood. If you are a "Big Water" boating or fishing enthusiast, you can launch at Witz Marina which is about ten minutes away. Several other designated trout streams and rivers are also in the area, and there are eight waterfalls within a half-hour drive of this property. Close by are thousands of acres of Corporate CFA and Copper Country State Forest land for walk-in access for hunting and trapping, and additional fishing. Grouse, whitetail deer, black bear, eagles, duck and other forest wildlife are regularly seen in the area. The parcel being offered for sale is made up of two Platted Lots. There is a gravel drive to the large open Upper Level which is complete with a Raised Bed Septic System, and an area where a 1971 Airstream 5th-Wheel Camper, Generator Building, Storage Shed and a Privy is located. A small spring forms a creek which runs through the property, and cascades into Lake Superior below. There is a well made ramp that can support vehicle traffic, that will bring you to the Lower Level of the property. This large area would be great for building a gazebo, and enjoying outdoor activities. If you are seeking an affordable waterfront view property, set up your private tour today!

Tim Keohane, Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

1.70 ACRES
Beautiful 1.53 Acre Parcel on Mud Lake! Lot 13 Keweenaw Hideaway MLS 1012696

Lake Linden, Houghton County, Michigan

Upper Michigan Waterfront Lot For Sale! This parcel is located on Mud Lake which is found in Torch Lake Township, in northeastern Houghton County, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This 1.53 acre lot has old growth pines and sandy soil, and 192 Feet of frontage! Mud Lake is 179 acres in size and about eleven feet deep. This lake is quiet and excellent for canoeing and kayaking. Because of its size, the water warms up nicely, and is known for warm water species of fish such as Bluegill, Yellow Perch, and Northern Pike. There are thousands of acres of Corporate CFA land nearby for some great Whitetail deer, Black bear, and Grouse hunting. You can take a circle tour from this property to find of some of the most picturesque places in Michigan. Just head east about a mile to the Little Traverse Bay of Lake Superior to find some of the most beautiful sugar sand beaches found anywhere, and drive northward along the shore to Lac LaBelle. From there you can head to Mt. Bohemia Ski Hill (for Extreme Back Country Skiing), 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, through the historic mining towns of Calumet and Laurium, then back toward Lake Linden, and then to your lot on the northern end of Mud Lake. The area is surrounded by forested lands, with blueberry, raspberry, and wintergreen berries for summer picking. Access to the Gay Trail, a Multi-Use State Trail, is located just to the north of Traverse Bay. This beautiful area of the Upper Peninsula has it all! This property has had a perk test and there is power to the property. Covenants and Restrictions and Survey on file. This would be a great place to build that seasonal get-a-way!

Tim Keohane, Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

1.53 ACRES
Northport Point Waterfront

Northport, Leelanau County, Michigan

Gathering with family and friends is one of life’s great pleasures; living in Northport Point will allow you to live life to the fullest in a community that has amenities and conveniences available to you that make the time spent with your family enjoyable, relaxing and fun. Imagine spending time sipping your morning coffee on the porch or walking along the sandy beach catching up with friends, playing a round of golf, swimming or taking the boat out for the afternoon in the crystal clear water. Northport Point is a unique and very special community where they place value on family with activities such as golf, sailing, tennis, skeet shooting, planned social activities and a beach club for kids 5-15. Found in the center of the point is a lovely wooden non-denominational chapel where services are held each Sunday in July and August, as well as christenings, weddings, and memorials. Residents can utilize a restaurant in the club house which serves lunch 6 days a week. Northport Point is a community where you will enjoy many amenities and create cherished memories for many years to come. With views of the water from most rooms, this home will accommodate extended family with 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Main home has an expansive open kitchen, dining and living area with natural fireplace and doors to the deck and yard lakeside, as well as a well-appointed master bedroom with office, guest bedroom and bath, and den. Guest wing has its own kitchen and family room with fireplace with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. With wood floors throughout the entire home, elegant light filled rooms, attention to detail in the woodwork and finishes, sunporch, deck, this home is situated on a quiet street. Since life on the water is an integral part of live in Northern Michigan, this home has 190’ of private frontage in a cove with a dock and boat hoist. As you drive into the circle driveway, you are greeted by lush landscaping and garden areas; the home has a large 2 car garage with generous storage. Mechanicals for the home include a lake draw irrigation system for the lawn and gardens, whole house reverse osmosis water system, new boiler, 2 water heaters, and a whole house backup generator for convenience and peace of mind. Twice weekly trash removal and a service company on call to maintain lawns, gardens, and hedges round out the list of amenities for the home.

Meagan Luce, Century 21 Northland

0.58 ACRES
5393 SQ FT

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