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

 
$289,000
6847 SW Bayshore Dr

Traverse City, Leelanau County, Michigan


100' of private frontage on West Grand Traverse Bay compliments this beautiful 1.23 acre east facing parcel. A rare opportunity to own a gorgeous piece of northern Michigan waterfront where you will enjoy views of Power Island and Lee Point w/stunning sunrises & moonrises over West Bay. Peaceful lot with priceless, ever-changing water vistas make this property perfect either for your Up North house on the lake, or your year-round residence. Grab your architect and come take a look at one of the last remaining vacant parcels left on the M-22 corridor. Conveniently located 7 miles north of downtown Traverse City or 8 miles south of downtown Suttons Bay.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

1.23 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$300,000
Van Petten Dr Lot B

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

1.10 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$250,000
Van Petten Dr Lot G

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

1.64 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$250,000
Van Petten Dr Lot H

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

2.05 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$250,000
Van Petten Dr Lot c

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

1.03 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$200,000
Van Petten Dr Lot F

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

2.72 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$179,900
8555 Brown Bridge Rd

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan


Dream property for the outdoor enthusiast or hunter! An impressive 311' of private frontage along the beautiful Boardman River forms the northern boundary of this wonderfully secluded 2.2 acre parcel directly adjacent to 80 acres of state land! 1985-built rustic cabin features 650 sq/ft attached garage w/woodstove heat & 936 sq/ft finished living area w/kitchen, bedroom, 3/4 bath & screened porch. All utilities including forced-air propane furnace, electric, private well/holding tanks, cable & phone/cell service. Additional 312 sq/ft building could be finished into guest house or studio. Gorgeous views in every direction of private pond, wildflower meadow & pine/hardwood woodlands. A short walk to your private river frontage for excellent canoeing/kayaking & fishing (Trout, Salmon). Custom elevated hunting blind overlooks meadow area for turn-key Deer, Turkey & other small game hunting. A private paradise yet just 10 miles to downtown Traverse City shopping/dining/entertainment & beaches.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

2.20 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
936 SQ FT
 
$55,000
Baxter Bridge Rd

Kingsley, Wexford County, Michigan


Attention anglers & nature enthusiasts! 447' of beautiful Manistee River frontage now available. Unbelievable location & rare opportunity to own an accessible piece of riverfront property surrounded on all sides by state land. Enjoy the privacy & tranquility of this secluded partly-wooded 1.24-acre parcel. The hundreds of acres of surrounding state land provides ample space to hike, hunt, fish, cross-country ski and snowmobile. One of the last opportunities of it's kind.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

1.24 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$358,000
W504 County Road 426, Alfred, MLS# 1112828

Alfred, Dickenson County, Michigan


CUSTOM LOG HOME ON THE NORTH BRANCH OF THE FORD RIVER, NEAR THE VILLAGE OF ALFRED, IN WEST BRANCH TOWNSHIP OF DICKINSON COUNTY - IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN! Dickinson County is located on the Michigan -Wisconsin border in the central portion of the Upper Peninsula. It is separated from the State of Wisconsin by the Menominee River, which forms the County's southern border. Dickinson County is bordered on the west by Iron County, on the north by Marquette County, and on the east by Menominee County. Dickinson County has 645 miles of Rivers - The 21.7 Acre parcel being offered for sale has 1,300 +/- feet of frontage on the northern shore of the cold, clear waters of the North Branch of the Ford River. This branch flows through a pristine forested watershed, and is great for canoeing and kayaking as well as fishing. The Ford River is a Blue Ribbon Trout river that is a 108-mile-long tributary of Lake Michigan, and is known for Brook trout. An Intermediate; Class I-III River, it is an ideal destination for whitewater paddling. Spring runoff from late April to early June swells the Ford’s volume to levels that make it a swift and spirited river. Dickinson County has 220,000 acres of land available for Public Use - The home is located 1/8 mile from thousands of acres of the Copper Country State Forest - these forests are heavy with Birch, Maple, Red and White pine. There are great opportunities for exploring, and hiking. Sightings of Bald Eagle, Beaver, Fox, Grouse, Loons, Mink, Snowshoe Hare, Turkey, Whitetail Deer, and Woodcock are common. In the Spring wild turkeys abound. Fall bird hunting for Grouse and woodcock. Bear and deer are always prevalent. Dickinson County area also offers many opportunities for ORV/ATV riders. ATV's may be used on the sides of paved and unpaved COUNTY ROADS... and you may cross State or US highways. Snowmobiling is a way of life in the Upper Peninsula. In this county there is a network of 118 miles of well-groomed trails which connect with the trails in the rest of the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin! The Tri-County Snowmobile Club does a tremendous job of keeping the trails open, cleaned up and groomed. They keep the trails well marked and also have road identification signs at many of the intersections. Trails 32 and 33 are not far away. The custom built Log Home was built in 1998, and features Cedar Mill Truss Frame Construction. It features a Lower Level Open Floor Plan, with a 14x17 Front Room warmed by a LP Gas Stove, with access to an "L-Shaped" (12x16 and 8x14) recently added Sun Room that overlooks the river. The country style Kitchen is complete with granite counter tops and a center island for casual dining, and a more formal seating area with a beautiful view of outside. Two Bed Rooms, a Full Bath with an antique claw foot tub complete this floor. A large open stairway system leads to the Upper Level. Here is another large, private Bedroom, 1/2 Bath, and Office/Sitting Area overlooking the Living Area below. The finished Lower Level includes a Recreation Room with a pellet stove and game area, Bedroom, 6x6 Indoor Sauna with steam shower, 3/4 Bath, 8x16 Wine Room, and Utility Room. A walk-out doorway leads to a brick patio with a hot tub. The exterior of the home is all set up for outdoor entertainment on the octagon Trex deck, which has a wheelchair access ramp. A partial paved driveway provides ample parking. There are several Out Buildings that provide storage and support outdoor activities. A 24 x 33 Garage, a 23 x 32 Garage, a 24 x 33 Garage with an exterior stairway to an upstairs Guest Loft, and a 6 x 9 Green House are set around the home. The park-like 22.7 acres feature gardens, flower beds, ornamental trees, food plots, and hunting blinds. A windmill is located beside a large pond, and the winding river banks provide access to waterfowl and wildlife viewing. To view this beautiful property contact us today!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

21.70 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2990 SQ FT
 
$83,000
Lot 13 Blue Water Way Dr, MLS 1112831, Lake Linden, MI

Torch Lake Township, Houghton County, Michigan


1.44 ACRES MICHIGAN TORCH LAKE PARCEL FOR SALE!! - This waterfront property is located in Torch Lake Township, in north-eastern Houghton County of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This county lies on the Keweenaw Peninsula, which juts out 75 miles into Lake Superior. The property has 131.79+/- feet of frontage along the eastern shore of Torch Lake, and is part of a beautiful residential development. 2,659 Acre Torch Lake is connected to Portage Lake, and then to Lake Superior. A deep lake, it is about 100-Feet deep at its northern end, and is known for big Walleys, and lots of Northern pike and Smallmouth bass. Sometimes trout and salmon from Lake Superior find their way into the depths of Torch Lake. The gradually sloping property has majestic and awe-inspiring western sunset views. The property is just a few miles south of the Village of Lake Linden, which was organized in the mid 1850's to support local copper mining activities. The name Lake Linden was derived from the linden trees lining the lake. The shoreline along the lake has year round and seasonal cottages, and is surrounded by larger tracts of forest land where wildlife abounds - sightings of Bald eagle, Beaver, Canadian geese, Duck, Fox, Moose, Owl, Sandhill crane, and Whitetail deer are common. There are thousands of acres of Corporate CFA land nearby for some great hunting and trapping. You can take a circle tour from this property to find some of the most picturesque scenery that Michigan has to offer. In the fall the Keweenaw area is known for brilliant displays of color created by the special mix of sugar maples, birch and oaks of the northern forests. Brockway Mountain scenic drive near Copper Harbor is a popular tourist destination. There are trails to hike and bike. There are beautiful sugar-sand beaches, and blueberry and raspberry picking spots to explore in summer. In the winter there is extreme Back Country skiing at Mt. Bohemia Ski Hill. No matter which outdoor recreation you are interested in, and no matter which direction you want to explore, this property will be a great spot to start out from! There is year-round access on a County maintained paved road, and there is power and telephone available at the road side. Restrictive Deed Covenants on file. Contact us for your private tour today!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

1.44 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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