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

 
$48,800
Lot 45 E Grosse Pointe Shores Rd #1112835 Dollar Bay, MI

Torch Lake Township, Houghton County, Michigan


1.05 +/- ACRE PARCEL WITH 265+/- FEET OF PORTAGE LAKE FRONTAGE FOR SALE! This waterfront parcel is located on Torch Bay, on the Keweenaw Peninsula, which juts out into Lake Superior from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The property is located on the south-eastern side of a kidney-shaped peninsula accessible through the village of Dollar Bay. Portage and Torch lakes wrap around it, defining its boundaries. This land mass is covered in new growth maple and birch forest, with some larger pines scattered through the area. To the north is the 2,700 Acre, 6-Mile long, 125-Foot deep Torch Lake. Torch Bay wraps around the eastern side of the peninsula, and connects Torch Lake with Portage Lake. Portage Lake has a surface area of 9,640 Acres, and a maximum depth of 50-Feet. Portage is connected to the portage built by the army corps of engineers to create a short cut for marine traffic between Lake Superior on the western side of the Keweenaw Peninsula, to the Lake Superior Keweenaw Bay on its eastern side. This 22-mile waterway was completed in 1874 and allowed expansion of copper mining through shipping. Today The Portage-Torch Lake Chain, (also known as the Keweenaw Waterway) system of lakes and channels of just over 13,200 acres and still provides for shipping, and ever growing tourism opportunities! Anglers reel in 37 different species including walleye, pike, perch, bass (large and smallmouth), four kinds of suckers, eight kinds of minnows, two kinds of bullhead, two kinds of whitefish, two kinds of lamprey, brown, brook, and rainbow trout, Coho salmon, rock bass, sunfish, bluegill, crappie, burbot, carp, smelt, alewife, ruffe, and lake sturgeon. Sightings of sail boats, canoes, kayaks, and other water craft are common in the summer, and in the winter this system provides some excellent snowmobiling. The shoreline of this bay is lined by the quaint unincorporated settlements of Dreamland, Point Mills and Senter - and in some areas the wooded hills along this bay soar as high as 200 feet in height. These little towns are full of history! By the 1880s French Canadian lumberjacks were working the native forests of the peninsula from a small settlement (Montreal) east of present-day Dollar Bay. The area became linked to the region’s mining industry at the turn of the century when two mining companies established stamp mills on Grosse Point, on Torch Bay, at the southwestern-most area of the peninsula. Ore was shipped to both mills via a spur line of a railroad. An overland road provided access to a hillside site called Point Mills. Here dwellings were provided for workers and families. This village grew to contain several stores, two saloons, a hotel, livery, post office, and a school. Today the unincorporated village of Point Mills has approximately a dozen homes. Southeast of the village, the Arcadian and Centennial Mill encompasses a vast area. It began operation in 1899 and shut down in 1920. At one time the Copper Range Railroad provided service into the area, and provided access to the small industrial village of Senter. The Atlas Powder Company opened a company there in 1910, where explosives were created and stored. The tracks were removed and many company buildings were demolished in 1960. Five houses now exist on Senter Location Road, the only road in the village. Today Senter Road leads to new shoreline recreational properties built in the post-World War II period in a subdivision along East and North Grosse Pointe Shores. The property that is being offered for sale is part of a surveyed lot located in this subdivision, and has 193+/- Feet of Frontage on Portage Lake. The property is fully wooded with Spruce and Cedar trees, and has very gradual slope to the shoreline. There is power and telephone available at the road side. If you are seeking a waterfront parcel in a very historic area contact us for a Private Tour today!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

1.05 ACRES
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$49,900
Shared Lake Gitchegumee frontage!

Buckley, Wexford County, Michigan


Own your own little slice of quiet privacy with this nicely mature treed .38 acre lot with shared lake Gitchegumee access! This handyman special has a lot to offer as-is or bring your architect for your future dream home on the lot. Lot offers brand new well in 2018 and with 2 existing outbuildings you'll never lack for storage for all your water toys. You're just a short walk to the beach or the quaint Village of Buckley. Perfect for a summer getaway or year round residence with Traverse City an easy 20 minute commute.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

0.38 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1507 SQ FT
 
$29,900
Shared Bear Lake Frontage!

Kalkaska, Kalkaska County, Michigan


Affordable, wooded building site with shared access to Bear Lake! You'll love the secluded location of this half-acre wooded parcel in Birchwood Springs, a quiet 50 lot neighborhood on the northern tip of Bear Lake. 316 acres in size, Bear Lake falls within the Manistee River watershed, has a maximum depth of 60', and is home to game fish such as Bass, Trout & panfish (DNR fish study report available). Private lake access is provided for Birchwood Springs property owners, offering a launching point within walking distance for boating, fishing, stand-up paddling & kayaking. Surrounded by thousands of acres of state land for hiking, hunting & snowmobiling trail riding... plus Kalkaska village just 15 minutes away for shopping & dining.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

0.00 ACRES
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$12,500
Shared Lake Gitchegumee frontage!

Buckley, Wexford County, Michigan


Nice .71 acre building site with shared access on Lake Gitchegumee. This level, high and dry parcel is nicely wooded with young hardwoods & plenty of room for a spacious home and room to roam. Within walking distance to private subdivision lake access (total of 5 accesses to use). Convenient drive to Buckley village shopping/dining & school.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

0.70 ACRES
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$8,000
Shared Lake Gitchegumee frontage!

Buckley, Wexford County, Michigan


Nice .69 acre building site with shared access on Lake Gitchegumee. This level, high and dry parcel is nicely wooded with young hardwoods & plenty of room for a spacious home and room to roam. Within walking distance to private subdivision lake access (total of 5 accesses to use). Convenient drive to Buckley village shopping/dining & school.

Mark Hagan , Coldwell Banker Schmidt

0.69 ACRES
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$1,200,000
53115 Braeloch Rd., Atlantic Mine

Atlantic Mine, Houghton County, Michigan


3,554 FEET OF LAKE SUPERIOR FRONTAGE - 70-ACRES OF PRIVATE WOODLANDS - AND A 3,200 SQUARE FOOT CRAFTSMAN STYLED HOME FOR SALE! Beautiful Braeloch!! Brae Loch is thoroughly Scottish - and means "Hillside by the Lake" in Scots Gaelic. The property has approximately 3,554+/- feet of Lake Superior frontage with an elevated setting for unmatched sunset view over the crystal clear waters of Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake in the world! It also has 70+/- Acres of woodlands covering an upper ridge, and a lower ridge, and offers privacy and seclusion. The shoreline features some Great Lakes Maritime History. The Bon Voyage, a passenger steamer built in 1891, which originally ran between Chicago and Saugatuck, and was brought to Lake Superior in 1900. The 30' x 153' vessel carried passengers and supplies between Duluth and the Copper Country. On May 10, 1901 a fire broke out on board . Not able to launch the life boats or life rafts, the Captain decided to beach the craft. The crew and passengers escaped, except for four members of a Laurium family that were drowned in their attempt to get to shore. Today the 127 year old skeletal remains of this beautiful ship lies embedded in the beach sand of this property. A Private Drive through gently rolling northern mixed hardwoods and conifers brings you to the Craftsman Styled home in a landscaped setting. Natural Lake Superior field stone foundation edging with limestone caps, palladian styled windows, Western cedar siding, cedar surrounds around windows, high pitched roof lines topped with vented copulas, and peaked dormers, blend beautifully together to create a unique look for this custom home. The Covered Front Porch welcomes you. A spacious central Foyer/Stairway/Hallway area that features Ceramic Tile flooring and Arts and Craft Style woodwork makes for a striking first impression. It sets the stage for an authentic Arts and Craft style interior that you will find throughout this beautiful home. Two hallways lead you into the spacious Great Room with a Living, Dining and Kitchen areas. These rooms have floating beams on high ceilings, light walls, pine flooring, and windows that frame beautiful Lake Superior views - subtle luxury - but informality! The Living Room is large enough for two cozy seating areas which flank a large Lake Superior field stone fireplace. A central Dining Area has a high efficiency free standing wood burning fireplace. Off the Dining Area is an 11x18 Covered Screened In Porch for dining and relaxing. Adjacent to the more formal dining area is a spacious contemporary kitchen, that has lots of granite counter space, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. A Kitchen Island is complete with food prep space, a four-burner gas cook stove, and has seating for two. The Hallway from the kitchen to the Front Foyer, provides access to a Storage/Broom Closet and Mechanical Room. At one end of the Foyer is a Laundry Room, Half-Bath, and Mud Room. The Mud Room is connected by a side entry into a 24x24 Attached Garage with an 8x12 Workshop. Hidden at the opposite end of the Foyer is the private main floor Master Bedroom suite which has 12x12 Full Bath and a large Walk-in Closet. Upstairs you find another large Central Hallway with a 7x19 Sitting Room, Two Bedrooms that both have views of the lake, a Full Bath and a 3/4 Bath - making this home perfect for a family and guests. Under eave attic access doors also lend more storage possibilities on this level. The home is heated with LP gas and there is Central Air Conditioning. Outside you'll enjoy a large yard, a pathway leading to the lakefront stairway that takes you to the shoreline, and there is the surrounding forest for hiking and exploring. Large and small game, waterfowl, eagles, and a variety of other animals call this area home. Not far away are hundreds of acres of CFA lands for hunting, trapping, and fishing. For those who love Lake Superior's sand beaches, the Redridge Bay Beach is three-miles away. Near that is the Salmon Trout River which flows about a dozen miles before emptying into Lake Superior. The Historic Redridge Steel and Timber Crib Dams on the Salmon Trout River is a favorite Steelhead fishing spot in Spring. Fishing for Bluegill, Brook trout, Brown trout, Perch, Salmon, is also popular by these structures. This river also has populations of wild brook and rainbow trout. The Freda Trail, a Multi-Use State Trail for Hiking, Biking, Horseback riding, Cross-Country Skiing, and Snowmobiling is not far away! If taking relaxing rides in the areas backwoods is more to your liking - an Autumn activity might include a visit to a special place the locals call "The Covered Road", because of the way trees arch over it, and form a natural tunnel. This property is very private, yet located just minutes away from the Houghton-Hancock business core where you will find dining, medical services, shopping, and even downhill skiing! Shorewave Internet and Phone service is available. If you are seeking the north woods wilderness atmosphere with a Lake Superior Seasonal or Year-Round Home, schedule your private tour today!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

70.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3200 SQ FT
 
$238,800
146 Lillian Dr, Crystal Falls MLS 1112094

Crystal Falls, Iron County, Michigan


DEER LAKE LOG CABIN FOR SALE!! This outstanding property is located in North Crystal Falls Township in the north-eastern corner of Iron County! There are about 200 lakes in the County. Deer Lake is a 73-Acre, 44-Foot deep lake. It has lots of small Walleyes and Largemouth bass, and a fair number of Northern pike. The Deer Lake State Forest Campground has a rustic campsite, and a public access site to Deer Lake, with a hard-surfaced ramp which is located about mid-way down the eastern shore. Iron County boasts over 400,000 acres of forestland (the western third of Iron County is in the Ottawa National Forest). The area surrounding Deer Lake is made up of thousands of contiguous acres of Corporate CFA Land, and Copper Country State Forest Land, where you can hunt, trap, and fish in season. White-tailed deer, turkey, black bear, and upland birds and waterfowl are all fair game. Iron County has about 300 miles of river, and has 5 Blue Ribbon Trout Streams - more than any other county in the state! They are the Brule River, Cook’s Run River, Fence River, Iron River, and the Paint River. The County also boasts of eight waterfalls! Iron County has hundreds of both ORV and non-motorized miles of trails. The State Forest Roads are open to off-road vehicles, and there are many miles of remote riding through the Ottawa National Forest. Family owned since 1985, the property was selected for the beautiful view of the lake below. The Prow-Front Styled Cabin was built in 1990-1991, of Spruce and Balsam logs with a Field Stone chimney and front trim. The Open Concept Living, Dining, and Kitchen area has sliding glass doors that provide access to the beautiful raised deck. Two bedroom, and a Full bath share the Main Floor Level. An Open Stairway leads to a generously sized Loft Bedroom. The Lower Level Walk-Out Basement has block walls, and sliding glass doors to a patio area. Unfinished at this time, it could easily become additional living space for family and guests. The cabin is heated with a basement woodstove, a decorative corner woodstove in the Living Room, and additional space heaters. Water is provided by a drilled well. Electricity is provided by a Kohler 4-Cylinder Lp Gas generator - with a Battery Bank/Voltage Inverter System. A 28x32 3-Car Garage was added to the property in 2004-2005, and provides lots of storage space in the lower level, and a huge Loft upstairs that could be finished into additional sleeping space. Additional Out Buildings include an 11x13 Sauna and a 7x9 Generator/Privy Building. Enjoy the beauty of an UP North waterfront Log Cabin - Contact Us Today!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

0.68 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1204 SQ FT
 
$55,000
TBD Youngs Rd MLS 1111974

Gwinn, Marquette County, Michigan


Upper Peninsula high country available in Sands township. This remote wilderness wonderland is just 20 minutes South of the City of Marquette, but feels like your own world. Peterson Creek runs through the middle of the land with massive ravines surrounding the stream. If you like terrain this property is for you. Hike up to the blinds and watch deer and bear pass by down below. No need to worry about running into neighbors out here, the hills surround you almost completely! Better yet, this parcel's Northern border is shared with State Land providing additional hill-country to roam!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

39.02 ACRES
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$34,500
TBD Holyolk Tr, MLS 1111966

Negaunee, Marquette County, Michigan


Upper Peninsula 40 acre parcel with great access to the city of Marquette. Complete wilderness one minute, shopping in town the next. You will not find a 40 acre piece this close to town, yet so remote feeling. This particular property is in a period of hardwood regrowth, with mixed birch trees throughout as well. Great use as timber investment or recreational land. Very scenic high country with outcroppings throughout. The parcel even has Holyolk Creek running through the West end of the parcel for additional scenic value. Several trails have been cut through the property, so mobility around the high terrain is very doable. The property borders commercial forest land to the East and South giving an extra wooded buffer. Truly a must-see to appreciate the land and location!

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

40.00 ACRES
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$25,000
TBD Dommer Creek, Nestoria, MLS 1111834

Nestoria, Baraga County, Michigan


Michigan 40-Acre Wooded Parcel For Sale! This property is located in central Baraga County, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and is known as the "Most Secluded Getaway" in the County. This property is for those who love adventure - there is over a mile-and-a-half walk into the property. There is a small camp site on a knob that overlooks Dommer Creek. The water in this creek comes from Dommer Lake which is located about a half mile to the East. Dommer Creek runs into the Tama Creek, which is a tributary of the Sturgeon River. The forty-acre parcel is fully wooded with large white pines and a mix of other species, and has State of Michigan Land on its west and south borders, and there is access to thousands of acres of Corporate CFA Land to the north. Hunting and fishing opportunities abound. The Clowry-Nestoria branch of Multi-Use State Trail No. 8 runs near Highway M-28 about two miles to the south for Hiking, Biking, ATV Riding and Snowmobiling. - - - - - This property is very remote. - - - - - From the Highway you will need a High Suspension 4-Wheel Drive vehicle to travel down a non-maintained woods trail for over a half mile, and there is a creek that must be crossed. This is as far as a vehicle can go. There are no roads that provide legal access to this property. Walk In Access is the only way to get there. Be prepared to walk over one-mile along railroad tracks, and another one-half mile through woodlands. - - - - - Buyer Prospects will need to be led into the property by a Guide

Tim Keohane , Great Lakes & Land Real Estate

40.00 ACRES
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