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

 
$21,000
Upper Michigan Lakefront parcel on Estes Lake! Lot E Estes Lk Rd., 1011482

Trout Creek, Houghton County, Michigan


Upper Michigan Waterfront parcel for sale! This 1.02 acre wooded parcel has 162-Feet of Estes Lake frontage! Estes Lake is about 22 acres in size and is about 55 feet deep. Opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing abound! The lake is a good fishery for Bluegill and Smallmouth bass. This 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. Listing Brokers are licensed in Michigan and have an interest in the development. Land Division Approved.

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

1.02 ACRES
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$225,000
Iron Lake parcel with 344 Ft of Frontage! TBD Lynx Rd., Iron River, MI. 1099612

Iron River, Iron County, Michigan


This parcel is located in Iron County of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This county is in the west central region of the U.P. and borders Wisconsin to the south, making it ideal for access to both States! Iron Lake is a 396-Acre lake, which has depths of 45 feet. It is an extremely good Walleye lake, and it also has some Northern pike, Smallmouth bass, and some Bluegills, Perch, and Crappies. There is a nice public access site with a hard surfaced ramp just a short drive north of the parcel. This area is known for All-Season Recreation! The area surrounding the lake includes northern hardwood and pine forests, other popular sporting lakes and rivers. The parcel is located just a few miles north-west of the City of Iron River, which has strong businesses, beautiful historic buildings, and a growing medical community. The Iron River (a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream which flows through the City), the Apple Blossom Hiking Trail, the Upper Peninsula Championship Rodeo, and the Iron County Historical Museum are all located here. A Non-Motorized Heritage Trail originates in Iron River, and ends at the Pentoga Park, a 60-Acre County Park. There are 236 miles of snowmobile trails and 37 miles of ORV Trails in Iron County for winter and summer fun! The State Line ORV Trail is less than a half-mile away. You can canoe or kayak on nearby rivers. Just a few miles away are privately owned lands enrolled in Commercial Forest Act which are available for public hunting, trapping and fishing, and there are thousands of acres of Ottawa National Forest Lands a mile away for popular activities like fishing, hunting, camping, snowmobiling, biking, walking, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. If you're into Hunting, there are more than 425,000 acres of public land open to hunters in this County!! Whitetail deer, Black bear, Woodcock, Ruffed grouse, Partridge, Eastern wild turkey, and a variety of Duck are found here. The property being offered for sale has been surveyed, and four parcels have been identified along the shoreline for possible future development. The level terrain should accommodate building, and there are beautiful standing red pine which could become log cabin building material. The property shoreline is composed of hard sand. Electricity and telephone is available at the road side. Survey is available. If you are seeking a waterfront property with development potential contact us for your private tour today!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

30.65 ACRES
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$911,200
Lake Michigamme 513.21 Acre Property! TBD Holli Blue Rd, Michigamme, MI. 1099006

Champion, Marquette County, Michigan


Rare Opportunity To Own Beautiful Michigan Forest Land! This beautiful property is located in west-central Marquette County, and includes land in both Michigamme and Republic Townships. The 513.21 Acres is being offered as individual parcels, and will be available on a first come, first served basis. The Parent Parcel is located east of Lake Michigamme, an All Sports Lake, which is one of Michigan's largest lakes. The lake reaches a depth of over 70 feet, and covers 4,292 acres in Marquette and Baraga County, Michigan. The vast majority of the lake lies in Marquette County, with only its westernmost part extending into Baraga County. The lake is about 6 miles east to west, with an arm extending about 4 miles south. A dam separates the Michigamme river from the lake at the end of the southern arm. The Spurr river flows into the lake's west end and the Peshekee river flows into the lake in the north east. Van Riper State Park and Van Riper beach are located at the eastern shoreline of the main arm. The lake is speckled with 27 picturesque islands, lots of wind-swept bays, points, narrows, and rock beds to boat around. Boating, sailing, swimming, and water skiing are popular on Lake Michigamme, and it is a U.P. Fishing Destination. Common fish include Brook and Lake trout, Smallmouth Bass, Muskies, Northern Pike, Walleye, Perch, Rock and Smallmouth Bass, and even Whitefish in the deeper parts. There are nice swimming beaches at the Van Riper State Park on the eastern end of the lake, and at the Township-owned park on the west shore. Hikers and Rock Hounds also explore the massive mineral outcroppings found about the lake. This area is also known for western Marquette County Snowmobiling and Cross-County Skiing opportunities. The Village of Michigamme borders on the west end of the lake, were you can find shopping for clothing, fine art, and local crafts - and there is dining, fuel and groceries available near by. This is a very popular destination for many generations of families and sportspersons, and is rich in pioneering, logging, and mining history! Craig Lake State Park, Van Riper State Park and the McCormick Wilderness are minutes away for hiking, fishing, and views of moose. The one thousand+ acres of land being sold is mixed forest and has combination terrain with hills, valleys, rock outcroppings and several ponds. The Property is being offered in several individual parcels from 39 Acres on up to 160 Acres... Logging Operations are taking place on the Parent Parcel, and Private Easement Driveways Are Being Constructed to provide access for ingress, egress, and utility purposes. Contact The Listing Office for A Map of Parcels. Schedule your private tour today! (If you are seeking a Luxury Log Home with 332-Feet of Lake Michigamme frontage and 12+/- Acres of land which adjoins this acreage being offered for sale, see MLS# 1099007)

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

513.21 ACRES
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$154,000
Miller Point Wonder on Lake Michigan! Lots 9, 10, 11 S. Barque Pt Tr. 1112449

Manistique, Schoolcraft County, Michigan


Motivated Seller! This 4.03-Acre waterfront parcel is known as Miller Point, and is located in Thompson Township, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan's western section of Schoolcraft County. There are about 20 Miles of northern Lake Michigan shoreline in this county, and the property offered for sale has 1,024 Feet of that! It is located along the north-eastern edge of the Garden Peninsula which extends 22 miles into Lake Michigan. It is located on Miller Point, a point along the southern shore of Point aux Barques, a prominent feature on the peninsula’s eastern shore. Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and is the second-largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third-largest by surface area. The word "Michigan" originally referred to the lake itself, and is believed to come from the Ojibwa word Mishi Gami meaning "great water". Its ninety some thousand acres of water offer a fisherman's dream come true. Add to this an aggressive fish management program and you have some of the best fishing in the USA. This area had virgin forests and plenty of timber and became important in the Upper Peninsula's lumber boom. By 1881, the Delta Lumbering Company was operating a mill along the shores of Lake Michigan. The Village of Thompson, named after the mill Owner and President E.L. Thompson, was formed at about this time. The first official census was taken in 1884. By the early 1900’s, the Township had 8 schools, a general store, township hall, 3 churches (Catholic, Swedish Lutheran and Methodist), a barber shop, boarding house, livery stable, a hotel, saloons and a hospital. There were 3 doctors and a midwife. Thompson Township has a small commercial area along the US-2 corridor, which includes two motels, a convenience/gas station store, a real estate office, church, and a variety store/ lumber yard. The area is central to lots of year-round activities. You can camp or canoe in the summer, snowmobile or ice fish in the winter, or enjoy a fall color tour during the autumn. The Indian Lake State Park, the Manistique Light and Boardwalk, the Bishop Baraga Historical Site, the Schoolcraft County Historical Park, the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, the Seul Choix Point Lighthouse Park and Museum, The Thompson State Fishery (a state owned and operated fish hatchery), a golf course, and Michigan’s largest spring, Big Spring "Kitch-iti-ki-pi", are all not far away. To the south-west, along the western shore of the Garden Peninsula, is the 711-Acre Fayette Historic Townsite. If you are interested in hunting, the property has lots of "deer signs" and this area is known for good hunting - Big Deer with Big Racks! About a mile away is walk-in access for hunting and trapping. The beautiful property being offered for sale has both wooded and cleared areas. It is level to very slightly rolling - there are be some awesome sites on this point where you could build a Seasonal Cabin or Home that would provide 180-Degree panoramic views of the Lake Michigan shoreline! There is power and telephone available at the road side, and it was Year-Round access. Call for your private tour!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

4.03 ACRES
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$1,150,000
Five Waterfalls with 579 Acres in Upper Michigan! TBD off Voelker Lk Rd. 1112447

Ishpeming, Marquette County, Michigan


579 Acre Upper Peninsula of Michigan Property with Five Waterfalls for Sale!! Motivated Seller! This property is located in Tilden Township, in Central Marquette County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. These private waterfalls are located on 2+ Miles of the West Branch of the Escanaba River. This upper part of the river is rocky and scenic and supports brook, brown and some rainbow trout. In his poem, The Song of Hiawatha, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow describes how Hiawatha "crossed the rushing Esconaba". John D. Voelker, writing as Robert Traver, authored fishing stories set on the Escanaba in Trout Madness. The falls are challenging, and there are flat water sections between the drops that flow through beautiful wilderness. It is a groundwater-fed, cold river branch which joins the main river. The East Branch and the Middle Branch of the Escanaba converge in the town of Gwinn to form the main stem. The stretch from this convergence through the flatlands of Marquette County, to the Delta County line is mostly wide and smooth, ideal for canoe trips. From the Delta County line, the river runs south to its mouth on Lake Michigan. The Upper Escanaba River has three major dams: the Greenwood Dam, Schwietzer Dam, and the Cataract Dam. These impoundments support several warm water fish species. The river on this property offered for sale is complete with gorges, canyons, and bedrock which breaks the surface intermittently along the river. It is most noted for The "White City Falls", a Class III+ Falls, that is located toward its western end. This falls is only about 4-Feet in height, and 6-Feet in width, but it is between two huge mounds of bedrock. The water pours down a sharp drop into a calm, deep pool. A downstream island provides an excellent view up at the drop. About a half mile distance down-river is the "Second City Falls", a Class IV Falls, which is supposed to be a bigger version of the first falls. Another half mile down-river are the "Island Ledges", a Class II Falls, where as the river encounters an island, it spills across a couple of ledges. A third of a mile further is the "Half-Dome Falls", a Class IV Falls. A large half-dome of rock creates a challenging hump to ride down. After crossing a nice pool, a line of rocks split into a number of pour-overs called "Granite Canyon", a Class IV Falls. Beyond this point, the river smooths out into a wider pool, then swift running water to the eastern end of the property. The river system provides a diverse habitat for birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, for hours of nature-wildlife viewing. Besides kayaking, swimming, and fishing, there are unlimited opportunities for hiking along the exposed rock escarpments, and rugged outcroppings of rock that hug parts of the river. You can spend hours ATV riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and hunting on the miles of woods trails throughout the parcels vigorous forest lands. Contact us for a private tour of this Special Property!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

579.00 ACRES
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$698,000
Voelker Lakes Legacy Parcel with Log Cabin in Ishpeming, Michigan. 1112446

Negaunee, Marquette County, Michigan


Motivated Seller! This Upper Peninsula of Michigan property is located in the Voelker Plains, in Tilden Township, in central Marquette County. This property is named for the Voelker Family. One family member, John D. Voelker, is something of a legend in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A native of Ishpeming and a graduate of Northern Michigan University, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. After law school he spent several years in Marquette as an Assistant Prosecutor. He moved to Chicago, and while there began writing stories about the U.P., which he dearly missed. Later appointed a Michigan Supreme Court Justice, he wrote several novels under the pseudonym, Robert Traver. He was an internationally acclaimed author of award-winning classics such as Trout Madness, Trout Magic, and his most famous novel, Anatomy of a Murder. This novel was based upon a case he defended, People v. Peterson, and was originally published in 1958. It turned into an Academy Award winning movie, Anatomy of a Murder a year later. Directed by Otto Preminger the movie starred Jimmy Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, Arthur O'Connell, Duke Ellington, and George C. Scott. After 1960 Voelker retired to continue writing, fly fishing, and playing cribbage. John Voelker had a passion for fishing, and was a fly fishing icon and loved the Upper Peninsula's scenic forests and glacial ponds. Voelker had a source for legal sized brook trout and regularly stocked some of his favorite lakes with them. It is rumored that while he was taking afternoon naps the local children would sneak onto the lakes to fish for his prized trout... and the rumor continues that he paid these local poachers a Nickel-A-Day not to fish for them. Voelker Lake is considered a "Young Water" lake, because it is filled with water that originates at the top of the watershed in this area. About 20-Acres in size, it is surrounded by beautiful oak, aspen, maple, tamarack, spruce, and towering White and Red pine. At the south end of the lake is the historic Voelker Cabin site. The original cabin was thought to be built in the late 1800s. It burned down over eighty years ago, and an old Horse Barn was then converted into a bunk house. The dove-tailed logs have the traditional adzed look, and are chinked with cement. There is a separate wood sauna, and a privy also located here. At the south end of the property is Little (or East) Voelker Lake, which is 13.7-Acres in size, and another large pond, and several smaller beaver ponds. The 360-Acre property has thousands of acres of the Escanaba River State Forest Lands along its entire western and southern border, for walk-in access for hunting, trapping, and fishing. About a half-mile north of Voelker Lake is access through the State Lands, to the Middle Branch of the Escanaba River This branch is groundwater-fed, cold and with suitable substrate for natural fish reproduction. The Escanaba River drains more than 900 square miles of remote forests and is one of the Upper Peninsula’s largest river systems with many miles of flotable water. A tributary of this river also crosses the property being offered for sale. Located in the Voelker Plains, this parcel has a varied terrain that provides lakes, ponds, rivers, hardwood forests, some open pine plains and many miles of good woods trails throughout - It would be an excellent property for a private Fish-Hunt Club. Contact us for your private tour today!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

360.00 ACRES
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$39,900
Lakefront Lot with 9.96 Acres on Otter Lake! Parcel 3 & 5 Myllyla Rd., 1098178

Chassell, Houghton County, Michigan


This beautiful 9.96 acre parcel has 425+/- feet of frontage on Otter Lake. 890 Acre Otter Lake is one of the largest sport fishing lakes in Houghton County. Its maximum depth is 29 feet, and it is filled with Walleye, Perch, Sauger, Smallmouth bass, Northern pike, Crappies, Brook and Rainbow trout. Popular Fishing Derbies are held on the lake annually. Beaver, Canadian Geese, Ducks, waterfowl and songbirds also call it home. There are hunting opportunities for Black bear, Bobcat, Coyote, Ruffed grouse, Whitetail deer, Rabbits and other woodland animals on the parcel, and in neighboring State Land. The parcel has been surveyed. The main North -South Snowmobile Trail No 15 is just three miles to the east. Trees Common In The Area Include: American basswood, American elm, Balsam fir, Eastern hemlock, Eastern white pine, Northern white-cedar, Quaking aspen, Red maple, Sugar maple, White ash, White spruce and Yellow birch.

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

9.96 ACRES
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$49,000
Otter Lake and Sturgeon River 12.8 Acre Lot. Parcel 2 Myllyla Rd., 1098177

Chassell, Houghton County, Michigan


This beautiful 12.8 acre parcel has 636+/- feet of frontage on Otter Lake and approx. 150 feet of frontage on the Sturgeon River. 890 Acre Otter Lake is one of the largest sport fishing lakes in Houghton County. It's maximum depth is 29 feet, and it is filled with Walleye, Perch, Sauger, Smallmouth bass, Northern pike, Crappies, Brook and Rainbow trout. Popular Fishing Derbies are held on the lake annually. Beaver, Canadian Geese, Ducks, waterfowl and songbirds also call it home. There are hunting opportunities for Black bear, Bobcat, Coyote, Ruffed grouse, Whitetail deer, Rabbits and other woodland animals on the parcel, and in neighboring State Land. The parcel has been surveyed. The main North-South Snowmobile Trail No 15 is just three miles to the east. Trees Common In The Area Include: American basswood, American elm, Balsam fir, Eastern hemlock, Eastern white pine, Northern white-cedar, Quaking aspen, Red maple, Sugar maple, White ash, White spruce and Yellow birch.

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

12.80 ACRES
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$125,000
Paint River Retreat with 28 Acres! TBD Pond Rd., Iron River, MI. 1096399

Iron River, Iron County, Michigan


This property is located in central Iron County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where there are unlimited recreational opportunities. The partially wooded 28-Acre parcel has 1,250 Feet of Paint River frontage. The Paint is one of the cleanest, coolest, fish friendliest trout streams in the Midwest. This river is one of the top producing rivers for Brook and Brown Trout and is designated by the Michigan DNR as a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream. The main river in north-central Iron County flows eastward, then southward through a scenic valley, then joins the Brule, then the Michigamme River. These rivers form the Menominee River, which creates the border between Michigan and Wisconsin. It then flows into Green Bay on Lake Michigan. Besides fishing right off this property, you can swim, and launch your kayak or canoe for some great water fun! There are excellent building areas on this property - and there is a nice trail system going thru the property, that leads to a cleared area down by the river that would be perfect for your new home or recreational getaway!! If canoeing or kayaking are your desire you can explore for miles! If hunting is your passion, the Ottawa National Forest is right out your back door. The Snowmobile/ATV trail runs right by the property! Call for your private tour today! Call today!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

28.00 ACRES
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$79,000
Lake Superior 24 Acre Wooded Parcel! 21113 Point Abbaye Rd., L'Anse MI 1110663

L'Anse, Baraga County, Michigan


The Point Abbaye Peninsula is a 12.3-mile-long peninsula that juts out into Lake Superior. This body of land is located in central Baraga County. This boreal ecosystem is bounded by Keweenaw Bay on the west and Huron Bay on the east. Considered a very special place by the Ojibwa who fished, hunted, and camped here for generations, it remained mostly untouched until the late 1800s. The Hebard and Thurberg Lumber Company leased the peninsula in 1877 and began harvesting its old growth forests, and carrying the logs to the nearby sawmills at Pequaming. Today the thickly wooded second-growth forests are managed for production of pulpwood, and the shoreline is dotted with fine private homes and cottages, and vacant land parcels. The northern end of the Peninsula has Copper Country State Forest lands and the County of Baraga has a beautiful park located at the rugged, rocky tip. It takes about a half-hour drive over the twisty road to get there, but the view from the rugged sandstone shelf there is worth the drive! There are hiking trails, two outhouses, and a small campground for overnight camping. You might be able to see The Huron Island Light flashing from the rocky archipelago located about seven miles beyond the end of the peninsula. These islands are named the Huron Islands in honor of the Hurons who once lived in the area - and are a national wildlife area. The ancient Lake Superior sea beds have created some sheer bluffs with high overlooks on both sides of the peninsula, and each side has its own special features. There are stunning sunset views on the west side, clear-day views of the Keweenaw Peninsula to the north, and those views of the Huron Islands and Huron Mountains from the east side. Fishing for salmon, whitefish and lake trout abounds on either side! Another local passtime here is nature photography, and you'll have opportunities for that here year round! Whitetail deer, Black bear, Coyote, and Bald eagle sightings are common. There is walk-in access for hunting and trapping from the eastern and southern borders of this parcel, into thousands of acres of Corporate CFA Lands and Copper County State Forest Lands. The property being offered for sale has 421 Feet of high frontage about 30-Feet above the shoreline, on the Sunset Side of Point Abbaye. You can view Lake Freighters as they pass in the distance, and the evening brings gorgeous sunsets and during many nights the Northern Lights put on a spectacular show! Just off the Point Abbaye Road on this lake side of the property is a level clearing, with a fire pit, and a small storage building. There is plenty of room to build a gazebo type structure, tent camp, or park your Recreational Vehicle here. On the opposite side of the road is most of the wooded property. It has some marshy habitat close to the road side, created by an artesian spring. There are many signs of deer here. Further into the property the elevation rises and becomes slightly rolling. There was a timber harvest of this parcel a few years back, but there is nice regeneration taking place, and it opened the property to reveal some very nice building site possibilities. If you're looking for an Upper Peninsula property that has both panoramic views of Lake Superior, and enough room to build a nice Home or Lodge, schedule your appointment to view this property soon!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

24.75 ACRES
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