About Michigan

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

 
$99,000
Lot 3 Channel Rd.,Watersmeet, MLS# 1114303

Watersmeet, Gogebic County, Michigan


WATERFRONT PROPERTY FOR SALE ON FAMOUS MICHIGAN CISCO CHAIN OF LAKES! Lot 3 is a 2.3 +/-Acre Wooded Peninsula-Shaped Parcel with 544+/- feet of frontage on the shore of the channel between Cisco Lake and Thousand Island Lake, just north of Lindsley Lake, lakes at the north end of the Cisco Chain of Lakes in Gogebic County of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The channel is about 5 to 10 foot in the center. Loons, ducks, beaver, deer and many bird species can be seen along the waterway here. 506-Acre Cisco Lake is about 20-Feet at it's deepest point, and harbors a variety of fish species. It is best known for its Walleye fishing, but it has lots of Northern pike, a good number of Smallmouth bass, and some Largemouth bass, Bluegills, Perch, and Crappies. Thousand Island Lake covers 1,020-Acres and has a maximum depth of 40-Feet. It is "the destination" is you are looking for big fish! It holds some big Northern pike, Walleyes, Bass, Muskies, and even Ciscoes. Lindsley Lake is a clear, deep lake with Walleye, Muskies and Panfish. These lakes are surrounded by the Ottawa National Forest, with nearly one million acres of hardwood forests, crystal clear lakes, remote wilderness areas, and a multitude of wildlife species. Wildlife is abundant, including white-tailed deer, black bear, bobcat, coyote, fox, porcupines, otter, smaller mammals, waterfowl, bald eagles and ospreys. Loons regularly nest in the more remote areas. The Cisco Chain of Lakes is made up of 14 (Locals say there are 15) interconnected lakes which straddle the border between Michigan and Wisconsin and have over 4,000 acres of water. Wintertime offers outstanding snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Sportspersons from Michigan and Wisconsin have cooperated to provide snowmobile trails that span the borderlands. Snowmobile Trail No. 13 runs just west of Co Rd 531, just a couple miles away. Spring wildflowers provide a beautiful backdrop for woodland hikes. Summer recreation includes swimming, picnics, and backpacking. The Fall provides spectacular color displays in the forests. The Cisco Chain of Lakes area is a great place to live and a great place to visit in all seasons - If you are seeking the north woods wilderness atmosphere for your seasonal cabin or year round home, schedule your private tour today! ... The lakes of the Cisco Chain of Lakes that are entirely in Michigan are Clearwater Lake (172 surface acres), Little African Lake (31 acres), Cisco Lake (567 acres), Thousand Island Lake (1,009 acres), Big African Lake (86 acres), Record Lake (68 acres), Lindsley Lake (156 acres), Fishhawk Lake (77 aces), Morley Lake (59 acres), Poor Lake (106 acres), Indian Lake (129 acres), East Bay Lake (277 acres). Big Lake (733 acres) and West Bay Lake (362 acres) are located in both states Mamie Lake (337 acres) is entirely within Wisconsin. Originally not connected with navigable streams, 19th century loggers dammed the Cisco Lake outlet to the Cisco Branch of the Ontonagon River to facilitate floating logs out of the area. A permanent low dam was constructed in 1931 to store water for hydroelectric facilities downstream at Victoria Dam. This permanent dam raised water levels between four and five feet, creating navigable channels (which only vary about six inches throughout the year) between the lakes. This dam created the water-sports paradise that the chain is known for today. Most of the channels are navigable by nearly all watercraft, although underwater hazards in the form of sunken logs and sand bars exist. Most of these are clearly marked on navigation maps. The underwater obstructions on the Cisco Chain that frustrate boaters, good weed cover and spring-fed waters provide excellent fish spawning and feeding areas to a variety of game fish!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

2.30 ACRES
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$98,000
9662 Moonview Parc G Estes Lake 1114002

Trout Creek, Houghton County, Michigan


MICHIGAN LAKE FRONT CABIN FOR SALE - "Call of The Wild" cabin is located on beautiful Estes Lake which is about 22 acres in size, and is about 20 feet deep - it is a good fishery for Bluegill and Smallmouth bass. This lake is located in Duncan Township in Houghton County, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The parcel is part of a 12-parcel development of recreational wooded and waterfront properties, that was created from an 80-acre tract, surrounded by the Ottawa National Forest. This 988,000 acre forest extends from Lake Superior to the Wisconsin border, and is filled with recreational opportunities like hiking, fishing, hunting, and observing wildlife and birds, waterfalls, old-growth forests, lakes, rivers, steams and wetlands. The Bergland to Sidnaw Rail Trail, a Multi-Use State Trail for foot, bike, ATV and horseback from Spring through Fall and for skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, is a short distance away.

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

1.22 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
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561 SQ FT
 
$98,000
11080 FR 2210 Rd., Parcel B - Estes Lk in Houghton County 1113855

Trout Creek, Houghton County, Michigan


LOG-OUT LODGE! This fantastic Get-A-Way Cabin is located on scenic Estes Lake, in southern Houghton County, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Bordered by thousands of acres of the (988,000 Acre) Ottawa National Forest, this lake is about 22 acres in size. It has a sandy shoreline, which is gradually deepening, and has depths in the middle of about 50+/- feet. It is great for canoeing, kayaking, and gets warm enough to swim in! Fish species include Bass, Walleye and Panfish. Sidnaw Creek, a Trout Stream, is about two miles away. Just four miles down the Forest Road is access to Multi-use State Trail 8-15, for ATVing, Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, and Snowmobiling. Wildlife in this area is abundant, with Bald eagles, Beaver, Black bear, Coyote, Foxes, Loons, and Whitetail deer among the critters that may be seen. There are unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation in this area that can be explored from this newer built cabin!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

3.97 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1160 SQ FT
 
$25,000
21832 N. Olson Lake Rd, Michigamme 1113670

Michigamme, Baraga County, Michigan


MICHIGAN INLAND LAKE PARCEL FOR SALE!! This 1.18 Acre treasure is located on 198-Feet of the western shore of Olson Lake. This lake is in Spurr Township in south-eastern Baraga County, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This area is a popular "Fishing Destination", where there is a choice of many lakes to choose from. Olson Lake is 17 acres in size, and has a depth of 25 feet. Here you can fish for Walleye, Bluegill and panfish. The Three Lakes Chain are just a few minutes away. Beaufort Lake is 462 Acres in size, and contains Northern pike, Smallmouth bass, Perch, Walleye, and Panfish. George Lake, the smallest of the chain, is 160 Acres in size, and has Pike, Smallmouth bass, Walleye, and Perch. Ruth Lake, the most northern of the chain, covers 192 Acres, and contains Northern pike, Smallmouth bass, Walleye, and Panfish. Lake Michigamme, the largest lake in the area, covers 4,292 acres and reaches a depth of over 70 feet. An "All Sports" Lake, fishing is available on Lake Michigamme, as well as swimming and boating! The area is also known for camping, hiking, hunting, and snowmobiling. Thousands of acres of nearby Copper Country State Forest and Corporate CFA Lands are open to hunting. There are maintained Multi-Use State Trails for year round motor sports just a few miles away, and it's not far to the North Country Trail for hiking and horseback riding. The urban attractions of Marquette, the biggest city in the U.P., are within a relatively short drive away. There is year round access off a county maintained and plowed road. You can enjoy this parcel in the Winter for Ice-Fishing, X-Country skiing, and Snowmobiling! Electricity and telephone service is available at the road side. Come join the fun on Olson Lake!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

1.18 ACRES
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$87,300
TBD M - 38 and Old M - 35 Baraga # 1113632

Baraaga, Baraga County, Michigan


YEAR ROUND ACCESS 97-ACRE MICHIGAN WOODED RECREATIONAL PROPERTY FOR SALE! This parcel is located in north-western Baraga County, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The county enjoys over 70 miles of Lake Superior shoreline and is about 91 percent forested - a Sportspersons Paradise! The 97-Acre property has a great location on State Highway M38. The Village of Alston is to the west, and the Village of Baraga is only 6+ miles to the east. Just a mile+ to the east of the property is the mighty Sturgeon River so river fishing is very close by. The Sturgeon is 106-Mile long river beginning near Nestoria in southern Baraga County, and flows north-westerly through the Copper County State Forest, the Ottawa National State Forest, and then discharges into Portage Lake of Lake Superior. Parts of the river have been added to the National Wild and Scenic River System, and is classified as a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream. It is a cool water fishery known for Brook trout, Brown trout, and Steelhead trout. An historic fish stocking site is located where the river flows under the M-38 Bridge (a mile from the property), and just north and south of the bridge are sites where you can launch your canoes or kayaks. Three miles to the southwest is the Prickett Lake watershed a key recreational area in the Ottawa National Forest, known for hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping. Conservation efforts in this watershed ensure access to the river, lake, and the North Country National Scenic Trail, the nation's longest scenic trail reaching from North Dakota to New York State. (About 50 miles of this hiking trail passes through Baraga County.) Prickett Dam, built in 1931, forms the large 810 acre retaining lake-reservoir. Water that shoots out of the steel-and-cement wall, forms a powerful, artificial plunge of water. Water depths vary from only 5 feet deep to nearly 56 feet deep near the dam at the north end. Because much of the forest area wasn't cut before the flooding, so the area is log-strewn, and has lots of stumps and stickups. This makes excellent fish structure for the crappie, sunfish, walleye, largemouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike, and rainbow trout that inhabit the lake. The impoundment is almost completely undeveloped with heavily forested slopes. There are several eagle nests along the lake on the towering pines along the cliffs surrounding the Southern end. You will have eagle, trumpeter swan, geese, and other bird watching opportunities available here. The property offered for sale has frontage on the main east-west Highway M-38, and Old M-35 runs along the western border of the parcel. It is heavily wooded. Trees common in the area include Balsam fir, Bigtooth aspen, Black cherry, Black spruce, Eastern hemlock, Eastern white pine, Jack pine, Northern white-cedar, Paper birch, Quaking aspen, Red maple, Red pine, Sugar maple, White spruce and Yellow birch. A nice beaver pond attracts lots of woodland wildlife to the property! If you are looking for a great spot for your next cabin or year round home contact us for information today!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

97.00 ACRES
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$459,000
TBD Norwich Rd, Matchwood, MI # 1113487

Matchwood, Ontonagon County, Michigan


FOR SALE - 572-ACRE WOODED RECREATIONAL PARCEL LOCATED IN NORTH-EASTERN MATCHWOOD TOWNSHIP, IN ONTONAGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN! Ontonagon County is located in the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is bordered on the northwest by Lake Superior, by Gogebic County to the west and south, and by Houghton and Iron Counties to the east. Ontonagon has historically been focused on copper mining, and forestry, but in the later years of the 20th century, the economy began to shift toward tourism because of its attractive wilderness woods and waters. Mill Creek and Brown Creek, tributaries of the West Branch of the Ontonagon River flow through the property. The West Branch rises from Lake Gogebic and flows northeasterly meeting other rivers and creeks to create the Main Branch of the Ontonagon which empties into Lake Superior. Access to the Main Branch is just 3-4 miles to the north up Norwich Road. This coolwater fishery supports walleyes, smallmount bass and northern pike - and trout. The West is canoeable and you can launch off of Norwich road, too. Long sections of the Ontonagon River system are designated as National Wild & Scenic Rivers. The mile-long northern border of the property adjoins the Ottawa National Forest. This almost one million acre tract of land provides opportunities for whitewater rafting, waterfall viewing, hunting, fishing, and camping. The area is known for its year-round recreation opportunities. Spring brings the winter snow melts feeding the 18 waterfalls in the County, and canoeing and kayaking is at their peak. Ontonagon has 45 streams and rivers! Summer recreation opportunities include camping, hiking, fishing, and canoeing, as well as golfing. A playground and beach on Lake Gogebic, the largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula is a half hour drive away. When fall comes the turning of the leaves create fantastic colors to view along the back woods roads. Fall hunting for small and big game is superb. Winter recreation enthusiasts delight in the Ottawa's location in the heart of "Big Snow Country." Winter opportunities include skiing, (cross country and downhill), snowboarding, skijoring, snow shoeing and ice fishing. Ontonagon County hosts a significant trail network for both motorized and non-motorized recreation. The Pioneer Multi-Use State Trail Number 13 is about 3+ miles to the north west. The North Country Scenic Trail (NCST), used for hiking, runs west to east through the central part of the county, including the Porcupine Mountains State Park. [The trail is ultimately planned to extend from North Dakota to New York State] is about six miles to the north. The Bergland to Sidnaw Rail Trail Number 8 runs along M-28 just two miles to the south. The nearest unincorporated community of Matchwood is on M-28 about 2 miles to the south. It was named for the Diamond Match Company, which owned most of the pine forest in the area. The Company established their headquarters here in 1893 to accommodate and supply their numerous logging camps in the area. If you are seeking a larger wooded tract of land for your Playground in the great recreational area of the U.P. - Check this one out!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

572.00 ACRES
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$478,000
TBD V Ln, Rapid River # 1113368

Rapid River, Delta County, Michigan


Michigan Whitefish River Lodge For Sale - This historic property is located on a 1.25 +/- Mile of Whitefish River frontage in Delta County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula! The Whitefish flows southward for about 50 miles and mixes rapids and slow water as it winds through unspoiled countryside teeming with wildlife, and then flows into Little Bay deNoc on Lake Michigan. It is a destination for springtime canoeists looking for its nice variety of water and the scenery (a pretty mix of marshland and low-lying cedar, pine, and hardwood forest) that attracts resident Bald Eagles. Besides good Brook and Rainbow Trout fishing, the river hosts dependable runs of Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Brown and Coaster Brook Trout, as well as Splake. The eastern border of the property is adjacent to The Hiawatha National Forest where you will find hundreds of thousands of acres of public land for fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, wildlife watching, photography, ATVing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling. The Bay de Noc Grand Island Trail is nearby - Horses, hikers, backpackers, and mushers (on part of the U.P. 200 sled dog race) make use of this 40 mile long trail. Food plots and trails provide great hunting on property! The lodge, once a Summer Retreat, includes a 12x16 Changing/Boat House, Docks, 10x24 and 12x22 Storage Garages, and even a 60x120 Tennis Court!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

149.30 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1829 SQ FT
 
$300,000
Van Petten Dr Lot D

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan


If a true Northern Michigan lifestyle appeals to you, grab your architect & tour this unique lakefront enclave offering private waterfront sites on peaceful Silver Lake. Generously-sized lots from 1 to nearly 3 acres (several to choose from) are ideal for a retirement or Up North vacation home. Silver Lake is a 600 acre spring fed lake 90 feet at its deepest point perfect for canoes, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, & fishing for perch, bass, sunfish, bluegill, & walleye. Each lot has a unique size, location on the cove, tree cover, & topography. Quiet paved road, mature hardwoods of oak, maple, red pine, white pine, white cedar, beech, bass, and poplar accentuate the serene atmosphere of the neighborhood. Buried utilities, and of course the beautiful calm cove w/quiet sunset views & stunning morning sunrises are just a few of the many reasons you will completely love the location. This fabulous natural setting is one of the last of its kind in the area providing a unique opportunity for you to build the lake house that will be enjoyed for generations to come. Located on Traverse City's SW side just minutes to downtown & just a short drive to Lake Michigan, Crystal Mountain skiing, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, & world renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

2.93 ACRES
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$39,000
TBD Off Co Rd 510, Negaunee 1113355

Negaunee, Marquette County, Michigan


Claim your 40 acres in Michigan's Upper Peninsula! This high rugged terrain sits a short distance off Marquette County Rd 510, which is a less-traveled county maintained road. The parcel is situated roughly halfway between the big city amenities of Marquette, and the quaint and scenic small town of Big Bay. The land and surrounding area brings back a time of untouched wilderness where wildlife is abundant. The parcel is buffered by high rocky terrain to the South and West, and borders commercial forest land to the North and East; giving the land a true feeling of seclusion. Call today for further information!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

40.00 ACRES
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$188,000
Parcel 8 Seven Mile Point Rd, #1113327

Allouez, Keweenaw County, Michigan


SUNSET VIEW WATERFRONT PARCEL LOCATED ON LAKE SUPERIOR - IN THE BEAUTIFUL SEVEN MILE POINT BEACH SUBDIVISION!! Seven Mile Point Beach is a magical place on the north shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Just a few steps away from your door you can enjoy a multitude of recreational activities on the land, and on the water! This area has some of the most gorgeous Lake Superior shoreline, including sand and cobble beaches, and the 1.1 billion year old bedrock point itself! The bedrock point is an exposed flow, caused by volcanic action. Rock Hounds like to explore the basalt exposures to find the pink and white glassy, crystal like formations, called Phenocrysts that are embedded in the rock. It is known for one of the best locations for swimming, fishing, sunbathing, watching wildlife, and viewing of Great Lakes Freighters passing by, the most incredible sunsets, and aurora borealis displays! Seven Mile Point is the best Rock Picking beach in the U.P. for those hunting for Agates - they abound on this beach! Separated from a sandy beach on the North side, by a small point of rough terrain, is a small cove of small red rocks worn smooth as glass. The waves aren’t harsh in this area making it a great place to swim, but the water drops off quickly. There also is a Nature Trail to hike lined with blueberry bushes and lots of wetland and bog flowers to photograph - and Merganser Pond which is visited by shorebirds and ducks. The 200-Acre upland portion of Merganser Pond located to the east of Five Mile Point Road is open to bow and crossbow deer hunting. Just off shore, you can join up with the Keweenaw Water Trail which circles the tip of the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula, and gives paddlers the opportunity to experience the grandeur of Lake Superior. If you are a Diver be sure to check out the Keweenaw Underwater Preserve which stretches along the Keweenaw Peninsula shore on Lake Superior. Because of extensive mining and settlement activities that took place near Eagle Harbor, Eagle River, and Copper Harbor, shipwrecks and artifacts (boilers, machinery, and broken hulls) dating to the 1800's are scattered along the coast. Many of the wrecks are in fairly shallow water where they can be reached by beginner to intermediate divers. Just five+/- miles north of the property offered for sale, is the Village of Eagle River. Off its shore is the Sawtooth Reef, where five wreck dives can take place. The 285 foot steel package freighter Tioga, ran aground on Sawtooth Reef in 1919 during a winter storm. This ship's debris including her boilers and engine can be examined in 28 to 35 feet of water. A large field of wreckage with machinery of the Colorado, a 254 foot wood propelled boat that wrecked in 1898, can be found in 25 to 35 feet of water. The Fern, a 65 foot tug, was lost in 1901, while attempting to salvage the Colorado. Her wreckage can be seen in 20-30 feet of water intermingled with that of the Colorado. The James Pickands, a 233 foot steamer, broke in two in 1894. The boilers and hull bottom are in 20-35 feet of water. In 1910, the 580 foot ore carrier, The W.C. Moreland, lunged over Sawtooth Reef and broke into pieces. Part of the hull is visible at about 35 feet. The Seven Mile Point Subdivision is a Custom Home Community comprised of only 24 Parcels which are located to the east of the Point. The Community has its own deeded recreational trail system, and it also adjoins Copper Country State Forest lands which allow access for fishing, and hunting. The 10.06 Acre property offered for sale has 225+ Feet of sand and cobble Lake Superior frontage, and it is nicely wooded. A creek flows along one edge of the property. Since 2001, the Current Owners have improved the property with a prepared gravel drive into a clearing, have installed a well, and an approved septic system... See Associated Docs

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

10.06 ACRES
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