2 Miles of Frontage on Lake Superior
This impressive property includes 11,403 feet or 2.16 miles of frontage on Lake Superior. You will not find one like it. The land near the beach is formed of ancient primary dunes heavily forested with red pines, interspersed with white pines and hardwoods. The 532 acres includes pleasing variety with large hardwoods away from the shore and sections of birch and aspen, spruce and balsam by the lake. It lies on the northern shore of the Huron Mountains surrounded by big, beautiful country. Here you will see deer, black bear, eagles, ruffed grouse, an occasional moose, fisher, and for the lucky few, perhaps a wolf.
This wild beach is protected by vast timber company lands and the shore is washed by Lake Superior`s crystal clear water. Roughly 60% of the waterfront is sand, some of the most beautiful sand beaches you can imagine. Parts of it are absolutely the most beautiful sand beaches I have ever seen on Lake Superior. Portions are rock or stones, some of them sandstone with most unusual and wonderful coloration. Virtually all of the shoreline is high, buildable land.
To the north, just three miles off shore and visually enhancing the views from the property, lie the eight islands of the Huron National Wildlife Refuge also known as the Huron Island Wilderness, a national bird sanctuary, with a National Historic Register Landmark Lighthouse built in 1868. It is automated now, but the light still shines across the water. The 147 acres of land in these islands are easily in range of a small fishing boat or sea kayak for boating, photography and fishing, and the largest island with the lighthouse is available for hiking. The Wikipedia site for the Huron Islands has additional facts and interesting links.
The Keweenaw Peninsula lies on the horizon 18 miles to the northwest, extending 50 miles into the big lake. Lake Superior is our largest fresh water lake, holding 10% of the world`s available fresh water. The thread of the Little Huron River flows through the property to its mouth on Lake Superior. This is 90% of the private land between the Huron Mountain Club and the Marquette County line at the mouth of the Big Huron River.
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It is 25 miles northeast of L`Anse, 96 miles by road from Marquette. The approach is through vast Plum Creek lands that are enrolled in "CFA". On such lands public access for hunting and fishing is allowed by law.
Electric power lines end eight miles from the property. My cell phone has five bars at the shore. Click here for additional information on taxes, legal description, building restrictions, possible divisions and more.
The Huron and Little Huron rivers support spawning runs of coho salmon and steelhead trout. Fishing off shore is excellent and you could even catch a rare coaster brook trout. Coasters are a sub-species of brook trout that live in the lake and grow very large there. If you catch a coaster, one of the few remaining fish from the large numbers that were once plentiful on these shores, please do the right thing and practice catch and release. Let it go. Coasters are beautiful fish but they are now severely threatened with extinction on the south shore of Lake Superior. Some day they could return to these waters in fishable numbers, but only if the small remaining population remains large enough to be viable. There are simply none to spare. Let`s all do our part to help them survive.
This is a perfect wilderness setting on Lake Superior, a rare and protected piece of the way things used to be, property that may change hands once a generation. It could be a sanctuary for you, a legacy for your children.
A Marquette County lands official who I consider to be the most knowledgeable assessor in the county once told me "That is THE nicest beach on Lake Superior, and one of the most private."
$6.9 MM ($605 per front foot)
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