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15659 Shively Rd

15659 Shively Rd : Haight, MI 49912

Ontonagon County, Michigan

46 Acres
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15659 Shively Rd : Haight : Ontonagon County : Michigan

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Price Reduced. Beautiful 46 Acre Upper Michigan Homestead for sale. This property is located south of historic Bruce Crossing in Ontonagon County. In 1845 an overland mail route was established from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Ontonagon Village. It provided winter service and became a designated wagon route (The Military Road). Construction of the road began in 1863, and a relay station was built in 1868 for men working on the road's construction. This was the birth of Bruce Crossing. Logging companies and their camps followed. The Diamond Match Company obtained timber rights in the area by the 1880S and maintained many camps. Railroads reached the area by late 1880. The founding and operation of the numerous sawmills along the Baltimore River caused Bruce Crossing to take on a greater sense of permanence. The first Settler was August Neuman, who built a sawmill there. The first permanent structure built was Donald Bruce's hotel, store, and saloon, to house railroad workers. The community was named Bruce's Crossing on March 5, 1888, and was shortened to Bruce Crossing in 1891. Farming and Logging coexisted in the area. Men working in the logging camps harvested timber during the winter months, and returned to their farms in the summer. The property being offered for sale is located just three miles south of Bruce Crossing. It is gently rolling and has open fields, and acres of Birch, Pine, Hemlock, Oak and Maple forest. A tributary of the East Branch of the Baltimore River runs along the west, and a large pond attracts wildlife to this property. This habitat makes it an excellent hunting area for Whitetail deer and Black bear. The Baltimore flows into the Ontonagon River, which hosts Brookies, Browns, and Rainbow trout. You can leave this property and explore U.P. recreational opportunities in every direction. Access to Trails Number 3 and 8 is just three+ miles to the east. These trails provide access to over 43 miles of groomed trails. 988,000 acres of Ottawa National Forest Land is only a mile to the south. O-Kun Falls is 11 miles to the north. Picturesque 39 Foot Agate Falls is about 10 miles away. Six+ miles to the south is the Bond Falls Flowage. Coolwater fishes present include walleyes, northern pike, minnows, suckers, sunfishes, yellow perch, bullheads, and muskellunge. You enter the beautiful 1996 Cottage-Style Home via an 8x13 Front Sun Porch. Off the 5x13 Foyer is access to two Spacious Bedrooms and two Full Baths. A few steps further leads you to the Open-Concept Living-Dining-Kitchen side of the home. The Living Room features a Gas Fireplace with tile Facia and an Oak Mantle. Above the fireplace is an eyebrow window adding natural lighting and distinctive appeal to the room. Natural wood ceiling beams, display shelves, and trim highlight this gathering area. A million dollar view of a valley that spans out in the distance can be seen from these rooms, and Sliding Glass doors provide access to 248 Square Feet of Open Decking outside. The deck also provides views of the beautiful pastoral terrain, and a private place for outdoor entertainment. The U-Shaped Kitchen has lots of Cabinetry and Display Space. A Hallway between the Kitchen and Garage leads to the Main-Floor Laundry Center, and a third Bedroom (which is now being used as an Office). A door from the Hallway also provides access to the Deck. The full Walk-Out Basement has a 10x12 Sauna that is heated by a Nippa Electric Stove, and has a 3/4 Bath. There's an 8 Foot Wide Service Door leading to the outside that could be replaced with Sliding Glass doors in case someone wanted a Rec Room addition on this level. There is an attached 3+ Car Garage, and 13x13 Storage Building for vehicle and equipment storage. If you are looking for a home in a private, country setting be sure to contact us today.

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