Upper Peninsula Michigan Area Information
The natural splendor of Michigan's Upper Peninsula draws people to the area all year round. Country Lakes and Farms Realty has real estate for sale near lakes, rivers, streams, and forests so you will have easy access to recreation trails and tourism sites. A day or two is all you'll need to fall in love with the Upper Peninsula!
The Ottawa National Forest covers almost one million acres, including thousands of acres of forestland, three large wilderness areas, over 500 named lakes, and nearly 2,000 miles of rivers. Hunting and fishing are popular in the park and designated trails are maintained for hiking, horseback riding, and biking. The many campgrounds service both primitive and trailer camping; most are located along lakes or rivers; several have beaches with protected swimming areas. Receiving over 200" of snow annually, winter sports enthusiasts enjoy Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, and ice fishing.
While the Upper Peninsula contains almost one-third of the land area of Michigan, it only accounts for 3% of the total population, making it a perfect destination for those looking to get away. The Isle Royale National Park is a secluded island accessible only by boat or seaplane. Rugged lands teaming with natural resources, visitors relax and connect with nature. It is an excellent destination for primitive camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, viewing wildlife and photographing wildflowers.
Chaney Lake is a 520-acre all-sports lake, located right on the Wisconsin / Michigan border, near Wisconsin's famous northern destinations of Presque Isle and Manitowish Waters. If you like the water, tour the many waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula, the historic lighthouses around Lake Superior, and the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.
Watersmeet, Michigan, is the "UP Gateway to the Northwoods." From Watersmeet, the Ontonagon River flows north into Lake Superior, the Wisconsin River flows south into the Mississippi River, and the Paint River flows east into Lake Michigan. There is much to see and do in the Watersmeet area - camping, fishing, mountain biking, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, downhill and cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
Real estate for sale in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has skyrocketed in value over the last few years as many people are turning to waterfront real estate as a way to diversify their investments. Now is the time to seriously consider purchasing Upper Peninsula land.
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