Upper Michigan 27+/- Acre Wooded Recreational/Building Parcel for Sale. This mixed hardwoods property is located in Covington Township, in south-western Baraga County, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is near the Village of Covington, which 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 designed by a Chicago Art Institute Professor, which is open to the public. About two 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, along with meals and tours. In the winter the pavilion is a skating/hockey rink. There's also a ski-hill with a tow-rope for skiing, sledding, and snowboarding. Just about 3+ miles to the north-west, via the Plains Road, 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. Three+ miles to the north-west is the Kelsey Creek, which flows northward to join the Sturgeon River. Where the river 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. 8/15) for motorized and non-motorized fun year-round - Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding, off-Roading, Cross-Country Skiing, and Snowmobiling. A mile directly south is 622-Acre, 7-Foot Deep Vermilac Lake for some great fishing for planted Walleyes and naturally occurring Northern pike, Perch, Sunfish, and Crappies. The Baraga Plains Waterfowl Management Area, Big Lake Campground, and the Baraga Plains ATV Trail are also local area outdoor points of interest. The property has frontage on both M-28/US141 and Section 16 Road. There is a nice building site, with power and telephone available at the north-east corner of the property. Contact us for a private tour today.
Farm Map & Boundaries
From L'Anse Welcome Sign take US41 south 12 miles to M-28. Take right and go 2+/- miles to Section Sixteen Road. Take a right and go to first driveway on the left.