This twelve-acre parcel fronts on 7 Mile Road (a/k/a Hawkins Rd.)
- County Road, Plowed year 'round.
- Existing Driveway.
- Easement along west side gives easy access to back of property.
- Lightly wooded.
Measures approximately 408 ft on the road and in the back, by 1267 ft deep.
It will make an ideal building site, and is also suitable for a mobile home, and for camping. This is a beautiful parcel of land, with county road access.
Note: We recently took this one back on default, so the B5 sign is not displayed at the front of the property as shown in the photos. Please use the Map to the Land link to find this parcel. Also note, I'm using the old photos, from a couple years back, until I can get up to Michigan to take new ones. The driveway has been improved, and I think an animal corral of some kind was built. My understanding is the wire was taken, but the posts remain.
Dover Township has no zoning, and there are no restrictions.
This tract is one of several, all split from a larger parent parcel. Usually, when I offer land like this for sale, I'll have bright orange stakes on all the corners to make it easy for you. In this case I've set orange stakes on most of the corners. The other corners (most of the ones on the very north end of the parent parcel) are marked with three red ribbons on a tree. I expect these are accurate to within twenty feet or so.
What I've also done, is make you up a very nice plat, showing an aerial photo of the land, with the property boundaries overlaid on top. I've also used Google Earth to plot the approximate GPS coordinates for all the property corners, and included those in a table on the plat. So if you have a GPS or smartphone, you can walk right to the corners.
About this Location
I used to live within a mile of this property. I've traveled all over Michigan, but this is my favorite part of the State. Land in this area is hilly and beautiful. The hunting is great, and there are lakes and streams everywhere.
This property is located:
- 5 minutes from gas and groceries in Bristol
- 10 minutes from entrance/exit on Hwy 131 at Tustin
- 25 minutes from Cadillac
- 1 hr and 10 mins from Grand Rapids
- 3 hrs and 15 mins from Detroit area
The larger tract from which this parcel is split, is at the intersection of Raymond Rd. and 7 Mile (also known as Hawkins). Raymond is paved; 7 Mile is gravel. Both roads are maintained by Lake County, and plowed in the winter.
Electric lines run all the way down Raymond Rd. There's also a line on 7 Mile which runs to the southwest corner of Parcel #B1. That means any of these tracts #B1-#B9 which are on the County Road either have power in front already, or they are reasonably close to it. As to the back Parcels, I'm giving a utility easement along the access road / easement, in case you ever want to run power back here.
For water and sewage-- hey, you're out in the countryside. If you want these, you'll have to put in your own well and septic. All this land is high and dry with sandy/loamy soil. You'll have no problem with drainage, and can put a septic tank and drain field anywhere you like.
Any one of these parcels are truly great hunting, and full of game. Deer, wild turkey, partridge, you name it. While we were walking around taking pictures, we spooked up at least eight deer, even with the dog with us. One partridge startled the crap out of me. You know how they wait until you're right on top of them to make a big noise and fly away?
Choose your parcel according to the kind of hunting you most want to do. The wooded parcels are where the big bucks hide, and if you're a bow hunter that's where you'll want to be. If you're a rifle hunter, it's enough to know the bucks are in those woods, and you'll get a shot when they come out to rut. Choose something a little more open, so you'll have a good shot.
- Bristol Store. I know it's strange to list a store as an attraction, but this one is special. They sell gasoline, diesel, kerosene, propane, beer, liquor, ice, and misc. groceries. They have a deli counter, and sell ice cream cones in the summer. What makes this store unusual, is that every single square inch of wall and shelf space is covered with something. If you need it, they probably have it, even if it's some obscure plumbing part, or something I haven't thought of yet. Plus, they always smile, which I think is a bonus.
- Restaurants / Bars. Restaurants in Tustin, Leroy and Luther. One bar in Leroy, and two in Luther. Twin Creeks Inn is also a good choice - they make an excellent wet-burrito; wash it down with a beer. I'll let you decide which ones will be your favorites.
- Canoeing. Less than two miles south on Raymond Rd., is a public access to the Pine River. From there the river flows northwesterly for a looong way. One mile north, and two miles west, there's a bridge with a spot where it's easy to retrieve a canoe. Do yourself a favor and look at this setting on Google Maps. The distance between the public-access and the bridge as the crow flies, is 2-1/3 miles, and to drive it is less than three. The river winds around so much that to stretch it out it's probably seven miles. When I lived in this area I used to canoe this stretch all the time. Of course you'll want your own canoe, have a friend, and two cars, so you'll have a car waiting at the bridge. This is as quick and easy as canoeing can possibly get, and it's one of the most beautiful spots you'll ever float.
- Trails. Two miles to the north (1mi. N of Bristol Store) you enter State and National Forest which goes for miles and miles. Just look at this map of Lake County showing public lands-- green is State Forest and red is National Forest (the red circle shows where this land is located). You're looking at 576 square miles, and most of it is public lands. And that's just Lake County. The public lands run right up into Wexford County, and there's a trail that runs all the way to Cadillac. If you like to ride trail bikes, four wheelers, and snowmobiles, you have found paradise. Get on your snowmobile, and ride all the way to the Cadillac Sands Resort, where you can have a hot toddy of your choice before you turn around and ride back. By the way, you can download a high quality map of public lands in Lake, Osceola, and Wexford counties, here.
- Lakes. If you're looking for an all-sports lake with a really nice public access, the County Park at Rose Lake is only about 12 miles away. Rose Lake is a jewel of the North. A natural lake, 373 acres in size; spring fed, the water is clear and the fishing is great. Rose Lake is an all-sports lake; there's a boat launch at the County Park. That means you can fish, swim, water-ski, pull a tube behind your boat, or just put-put around in a pontoon and grill steaks (that's what I like to do). You're also within a half-hour of Lake Cadillac and Lake Mitchell.