Price Reduced. Upper Michigan Vacant Land with significant Rock River frontage for sale. This 110-Acre rural pastoral property is located in Covington Township, northeast of the Village of Covington, which is in Baraga County, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This community holds numerous cultural and recreational events throughout the year, and is a Year-Round Outdoor Recreational Haven. The area was first settled by French-Canadian loggers around 1885. Finnish settlers started arriving in 1898, and farming became more prevalent, but logging continued to be an important occupation. Crop and dairy farming, and logging are still done in the area today. Covington is known for its Historical Museum, and for a beautiful 1900s Art-Deco/Finnish Style church that was designed by a Chicago Art Institute Professor, which is open to the public. About three+ miles from the property is the Covington Multi-Purpose Building - the large covered pavilion hosts many outdoor activities in the summer months. One of these popular events is an annual July Day-long Finnish Music Festival which features musicians playing Finnish inspired music, meals, and tours. In the winter the pavilion is a skating/hockey rink. There's also a ski-hill with a tow-rope there, for skiing, sledding, and snowboarding. Just about 3+/- miles to the west, via the Section 16 and Plains Roads, is access to thousands of acres of Copper Country State Forest Lands for walk-in fishing, trapping, and hunting. The area is known for super hunting, with Black bear, Bobcat, Coyote, Raccoon, Red fox, Red squirrel, Ruffed grouse, Varying hare, and Whitetail deer sighted regularly. Where the Kelsey Creek crosses the Plains Road is a great spot to launch a canoe or fishing boat and cast for some fine Trout or Bass. Beautiful Tibbets Falls is just a short distance past this river crossing. (Where the Plains Road takes a sharp right turn, there is a post at this spot where a trail road leads to a parking area at the end of the road and the beginning of a trail to the Falls). There is access to a section of the "North Country National Scenic Trail" also from this site, and few miles further up the road is access to a main North-South Multi-Use State Trail (No. 5) for motorized and non-motorized fun year-round - Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding, off-Roading, Cross-Country Skiing, and Snowmobiling. The eastern border of the property is adjacent to thousands of acres of Corporate CFA lands for walk-in access for hunting, trapping, and hunting. About 1.5 miles to the south is 622-Acre, 7-Foot Deep, Vermilac Lake. This diverse fishery and peacefulness will remind you of Canada. Anglers turn to this lake for its feisty Northern pike, as well as Black crappie, Bluegill, Brown bullhead, Golden shiner, Largemouth bass, Pumpkin seeds, Sunfish and Yellow perch. The Michigan DNR has planted Walleye in this lake for many years, and Master Angler Entries have been pulled from these waters. Locals host a popular ice fishing derby on this lake each year. The Baraga Plains Waterfowl Management Area, Big Lake Campground, and the Baraga Plains ATV Trail are also local area outdoor points of interest. The parcel being offered for sale has about 80-Acres of woodlands, 20-Acres of open Fields, a 2-Acre Pond, and Rock River frontage. Water from Vermilac Lake flows out of its eastern end, and flows north-westerly becoming the Rock River. After traveling several miles, the water flows into the Sturgeon River that leads to Lake Superior. The property has over 1,750 feet of frontage on a Class-A Highway, where power is available, and there is an existing culverted entrance-way into the property. This gorgeous property would be a beautiful setting for your year-round or seasonal home. Contact us for a private tour today.
Ranch Map & Boundaries
From the L'Anse Welcome Sign take US-41 south 12 miles to the M-28/US141 Intersection. Take a right and go 1.7 miles to the property on the left. There is a good gravel drive into the property just south of the Pond.