Michigan Historic Hobby Farm for Sale - This property is located in Covington Township, north of the Villages of Watton and Covington, which are in south-western Baraga County. This Michigan, Upper Peninsula 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-Daylong 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 2+ miles to the north, 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. Kelsey Creek, which skirts along the eastern edge of the property, flows northward for a mile+ and joins 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. 5) for motorized and non-motorized fun year-round - Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding, off-Roading, Cross-Country Skiing, and Snowmobiling! About five miles away 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 Hobby Farm being offered for sale includes an updated 4-Bedroom Home, 22x40 Horse barn, 24x70 Implement Shed, Grainery, Storage Shed, 25x35 Garage, Outdoor Wood Boiler, and Sauna. The buildings are set on the highest spot of a secluded, gently rolling 40-Acre fabulous piece of rural real estate. A pond created by the Kelsey, and the surrounding farm lands can be viewed from the building site. The property fields are covered with native grasses, dotted with producing apple and mature trees, and is bordered by Aspen, Basswood, Birch, Fir, Maple, and Spruce trees. A natural wilderness habitat - Whitetail deer graze in the fields, and waterfowl visit the creek and pond! The 1,606 Square Foot home is in excellent condition, and has many updates including roof, wiring, boiler system, windows, and siding. This is one of those hard to find, beautiful, peaceful properties with all the "Hobby Farm" conveniences... Schedule your appointment to learn more about it today!
Farm 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 6 miles to the Plains Road. Take a right and go 1.1 miles to Nurmela Road. Take a left and go .4 miles to Coppler Road. Take a right and go .2 miles to the Gate. Proceed up Driveway.