572 Acres of Pure Peace 1121932, Michigan
Property Types: Vacant Land, Waterfront, Recreational, Timber Land
FOR SALE - 572-ACRE WOODED RECREATIONAL PARCEL LOCATED IN NORTH-EASTERN MATCHWOOD TOWNSHIP, IN ONTONAGON COUNTY, MICHIGAN! Ontonagon County is located in the northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is bordered on the northwest by Lake Superior, by Gogebic County to the west and south, and by Houghton and Iron Counties to the east. Ontonagon has historically been focused on copper mining, and forestry, but in the later years of the 20th century, the economy began to shift toward tourism because of its attractive wilderness woods and waters. Mill Creek and Brown Creek, tributaries of the West Branch of the Ontonagon River flow through the property. The West Branch rises from Lake Gogebic and flows northeasterly meeting other rivers and creeks to create the Main Branch of the Ontonagon which empties into Lake Superior. Access to the Main Branch is just 3-4 miles to the north up Norwich Road. This coolwater fishery supports walleyes, smallmount bass and northern pike - and trout. The West is canoeable and you can launch off of Norwich road, too. Long sections of the Ontonagon River system are designated as National Wild & Scenic Rivers. The mile-long northern border of the property adjoins the Ottawa National Forest. This almost one million acre tract of land provides opportunities for whitewater rafting, waterfall viewing, hunting, fishing, and camping. The area is known for its year-round recreation opportunities. Spring brings the winter snow melts feeding the 18 waterfalls in the County, and canoeing and kayaking is at their peak. Ontonagon has 45 streams and rivers! Summer recreation opportunities include camping, hiking, fishing, and canoeing, as well as golfing. A playground and beach on Lake Gogebic, the largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula is a half hour drive away. When fall comes the turning of the leaves create fantastic colors to view along the back woods roads. Fall hunting for small and big game is superb. Winter recreation enthusiasts delight in the Ottawa's location in the heart of "Big Snow Country." Winter opportunities include skiing, (cross country and downhill), snowboarding, skijoring, snow shoeing and ice fishing. Ontonagon County hosts a significant trail network for both motorized and non-motorized recreation. The Pioneer Multi-Use State Trail Number 13 is about 3+ miles to the north west. The North Country Scenic Trail (NCST), used for hiking, runs west to east through the central part of the county, including the Porcupine Mountains State Park. [The trail is ultimately planned to extend from North Dakota to New York State] is about six miles to the north. The Bergland to Sidnaw Rail Trail Number 8 runs along M-28 just two miles to the south. The nearest unincorporated community of Matchwood is on M-28 about 2 miles to the south. It was named for the Diamond Match Company, which owned most of the pine forest in the area. The Company established their headquarters here in 1893 to accommodate and supply their numerous logging camps in the area. If you are seeking a larger wooded tract of land for your Playground in the great recreational area of the U.P. - Check this one out!
MLS # 1121932