Secluded Upper Michigan Cabin with a Quarter Mile of Black River Frontage. This 80-Acre wooded parcel is located in Garfield Towsnhip, in Mackinac County - in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The name “Mackinac” is a derivative of the Native American word “Michilimackinac”. The traditional interpretation is “Land of the Great Turtle” referring to the shape of Mackinac Island. Mackinac County is located in the southeastern portion of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and serves as “the gateway to the UP”. The 1,022 square mile county consists of 656,320 acres of land and 42,624 acres of water. Approximately 85 percent of the land area is covered with public and private forest land. It has 298 miles of Great Lakes shoreline on its boundaries - Lake Michigan on the west, Straits of Mackinac in the center, and Lake Huron on the east. There are 347 miles of rivers and streams in the county, 3,781 acres of legislatively protected sand dunes, and several thousand acres of wetlands. The property offered for sale is about 8 miles north-east of Naubinway, the northernmost community on the Lake Michigan shoreline and the largest commercial fishing port on the Great Lakes in the Upper Peninsula. (The Indian name Naubinway means Places of Echoes.) Commercial fishing operations play a significant part in the area's history, but today fishing is primarily recreational. The property being offered for sale has the Black River meandering through it. The Black River is about 11 miles long. Much of it travels trough the Lake Superior State Forest. The main branch of the river rises in a marshy area in eastern Garfield Township near Cranberry Lake Bog. (Cranberry Lake is a 250-Acre, 25-Foot deep pake, and is home to Pike, Perch, and Walleye.) The East Branch, the Borgstrom Creek, Peters Creek, Silver Creek and Bark Creek all join to form the main branch which flows southward into Lake Michigan about five miles east of Naubinway. You can fish in your own backyard for trout and perch, or head south to Lake Michigan to enjoy fishing for King Salmon. (You can also purchase fresh caught and smoked fish daily throughout the summer in Naubinway.) On the "Big Lake," Sailboating is becoming a favorite pastime. Besides fishing, there are outdoor recreational opportunities to enjoy in every direction from the property. Close by is the Black River State Forest. Hunting, trapping, and wildlife photography are popular here. Wildlife species typically found in Mackinac County include whitetail deer, black bear, bobcat, coyote, wolf, and a few moose, and small animals such as squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, raccoons, mink, otter, beaver, skunk, muskrat, and fox. Mushrooming and Blueberry Picking have always been popular here, and Bird Watching as a hobby is growing every year. A variety of bird species are found year-round, and include songbirds, shore and water birds, raptors, and game birds. Herons, blue jays, eagles, sandhill cranes, song birds, loons, owls are a few of the species found here. During spring migration, terrestrial migratory songbirds feed on midges in the nearby marshes. The Hiawatha Sportsman's Club Golf Course of Naubinway has a 9-Hole public Golf Course and Pro Shop. Members and guests can enjoy their beautiful 9 hole golf course. ATV and Snowmobiling Sportspersons can find lots of Trails - Nearby is the Pull Up Lake Trail. Other trails are the Hiawatha Trail and Peters Creek Truck Trail. A Casino, Marinas, Private commercial campgrounds, National Forest Campgrounds, State Forest Campgrounds, and a Township Campground are a short drive away. The property offered for sale is heavily wooded and private, and there are 5 Tree-Stands. The 23X32 Cabin was built in 1982. The exterior is very maintenance free. It features Open Concept Living-Kitchen-Dining-Sleeping Areas. Knotty Pine walls are throughout, and there is a free standing Wood Stove for heat and Lp gas lighting. A generator provides electricity. An outside Pitcher Pump provides non-potable water (It would need to be tested) - Bottled water is brought in for cooking and drinking. A 7x20 Sunroom facing the river provides a place to relax and enjoy the wilderness views. Outbuildings include a wood fired 9x12 Sauna that has a wrap-around deck, 24x25 Pole Barn for lots of storage, a Wood Shed, and a Privy. If you are seeking a very private, riverfront get-a-way be sure to schedule your private tour today.
From US-2, turn north on Borgstrom Rd., Go 5 miles and turn left on Black River Rd. Follow to end. Continue 2 miles on private road to the gate.