8,342 Acre Upper Michigan Recreational / Prime Timber Property For Sale.. This property is located in north-central Luce county, in the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This county has 30 miles of Lake Superior shoreline and many miles of rivers and streams. These features, which include the Two-Hearted Rivers, immortalized by Ernest Hemingway for its beauty and wilderness, and the Tahquamenon Falls (The Upper Falls is the second largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, with Niagara being the largest.) and the thousands of acres of forests that make the area a popular destination for year-round tourism. Rich in history, the earliest known inhabitants, the Ojibway tribes of the Chippewa, the Jesuits in the Mid-1600s, and foreign and local timbermen of the great Lumber Boom which began in the 1870's, have all added to the lore of this beautiful area. Railroads, logging roads, mills, farms, and settlements helped fill the needs for lumber across the Nation. Just south of the property offered for sale, is a historic logging location - The "Betty B" Landing, which was also called the Hunter's Mill, was a family-owned mill at the northern end of a private railroad from the Soo Junction. Captain Joe Beech, while working as a conservation officer in the area, saw the potential for a river boat ride to the Tahquamenon Falls. He had a boat built in 1927, and took visiting dignitaries to see the Falls. The railroad and the 21-mile boat tours remain in operation today, and are run by the Toonerville Trolly Riverboat Tour Company. The 8,300+ Acre Property is surrounded
by Lake Superior State Forest Lands, and has the West Branch of the Murphy Creek, a tributary of the Tahquamenon, running along its northern border; and it has a quarter-mile of the East Branch of the Tahquamenon River on its eastern border. The river hosts a variety of popular fish species including Muskies, Smallmouth and Largemouth bass, Northern pike, and Walleyes - but it is best known for abundant Brook trout. This stretch of river is also part of a navigable Canoe/Kayak Route. The Gimlet Creek, Laurel Lake, several large ponds, and wilderness swamps create a safe haven of refuge for forestland wildlife which abound and thrive here. Whitetail deer, Black bear, moose, partridge, geese, ducks, loons, osprey, eagles, turtles, and fish can be found within its borders. This area of Michigan's eastern U.P. is in the "Lake Effect Snow Belt," supplying some of the deepest snow in the U.P. The County has 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, and Multi-Use State Trail No 45 (Also called the Charcoal Grade Trail) goes through the western end of the property. You can reach a network of trails that are developed through the Lake Superior State Forest wilderness, from this property. If you love to ride an ORV, Bike, Motorcycle or Snowmobile, most of the State Forest Roads and almost all of the many County seasonal roads are open to off-road traffic (unless posted). These trails provide ATV / ORV off-road enthusiasts with many hours of riding. Most of the forest north of 4 mile corner is open to off-roading. There is an interior road system throughout the property which makes it easy to explore all the property has to offer. 90% of the property contains investment-grade timber. The Upland and Mixed hardwoods are composed of Sugar Maple, Red Maple, and Yellow birch. The Natural Softwoods include Spruce, Cedar, White pine, and Aspen. These forest lands have been well managed for long term timber production. This is your opportunity to own a recreational paradise that continues to yield investment return that will keep this property financially viable year after year. Contact us for your private tour today.
From the L'Anse Welcome Sign take US-41 S 68.1 miles to M-28 East. Take a left on M-28, follow this 119 miles to M-123. Turn left and go 3.5 miles into downtown Newberry. From Newberry take M-123 north 4 miles to Four Mile Corner. Continue north another 3+/- miles to County Road 510. Take a right and go 5+ miles to the Intersection of Co Rd 510 and Charcoal Grade Road. Plowing ends here. You are at the western end of the property.