MLS# 50120268 Property Type: Vacant Land Active
MICHIGAN 114+/- ACRE HUNTING/RECREATIONAL PARCEL FOR SALE! This wooded property is located just south of the unincorporated community of Watton, in Covington Township, in the southwestern part of Baraga County – In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. - The area was first settled by French-Canadian loggers around 1885. Finnish settlers started arriving in 1898, and farming became prevalent, but logging continued to be an important occupation. Crop and dairy farming, and logging are still done in the area today. - Watton was a village founded by Finnish Settler, August Kotila in 1903, and was a stop on the Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad. - There are about 375 people living here, and there is a strong sense of community spirit enjoyed by all. Watton, and the nearby Villages of Covington and Nestoria join together throughout the year to host a number of community activities. - Numerous cultural and entertainment events are held at the Covington Multi-Purpose Building. One of these is the popular annual July Day-Long Finnish Music Festival which features musicians playing Finnish inspired music, ethnic foods and tours. In addition to Summer activities, this Pavilion also has a skating/hockey rink in winter, and has a ski hill with a rope tow enjoyed by many for skiing, sledding and snowboarding. - Many outdoor activities can be enjoyed here year-round at the lakes and in the parks and forests that are nearby. - Just a few miles away from the property offered for sale is Vermilac Lake, a 622-Acre lake, which offers clean water, a diverse fishery and peacefulness that will remind you of Canada. Anglers turn to this lake for its feisty Norther pike, as well as Black crappie, Bluegill, Brown bullhead, Golden shiner, Largemouth bass, Pumpkin seeds, Sunfish, and Yellow perch. Walleye have been planted by the MDNR for many years, and master Angler Entries have been pulled from these waters. - Adjacent to the western border of the... Continued In Addendum
... property is direct walk-in access to thousands of acres of Ottawa Forest Lands, for hunting, fishing, and trapping in Season. This area is known for super hunting for Whitetail deer, Black bear, Bobcat, Coyote, Raccoon, Red fox, Red squirrel, Ruffed grouse, and Varying hare. Large bucks have been taken on the property! - A few miles to the north-east is access to a section of the “North Country National Scenic Trail” and a few miles further is access to the Big Lake State Forest Campground, and a main North-South Multi-Use State Trail (No. 5) for motorized and non-motorized fun year-round – Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding, off-Road, Cross-County Skiing, and Snowmobiling! - The Black Creek, a tributary of the Sturgeon River runs northerly through the north-eastern part of the property. - The Sturgeon is a Wild and Scenic River that rushes over 20 foot volcanic outcroppings of Sturgeon Falls, and then through a gorge that... See Associated Documents for Additional Information
Listing Provided Courtesy of TIM KEOHANE - GREAT LAKES & LAND OF MARQUETTE, INC.