This ten-acre parcel has easy access on Hwy U.S. 10. It's nicely wooded, great hunting, and will make a beautiful building site. It has:
- Paved County Road, Plowed year 'round.
- Electricity available
- Nicely wooded
- Wild blueberries grow all over the ground, the deer go crazy for them.
Measures approximately 408 ft on the road, 396 ft in the back, by an average of 925 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 pave county road access.
Note: My sign is not currently up on this property. However if you open Google Maps on your smartphone, and type in the map coordinates separated by a comma, like this:
your phone will lead you to the front of the property. All the corners are well-marked. You can also use my "Map to the Land" link to help you navigate there.
Bright orange stakes are set on the South corners, at the road. Bright orange ribbons mark the North corners. Marked corners are approximate, but reasonably close.
At the top of this detail page you'll see GPS coordinates. If you have a GPS device or a smartphone, you can enter those coordinates, and your device will lead you straight to this parcel. Otherwise, look on the sidebar at the "Map to the Land" link, and you'll get an interactive map with a flag right on the property. This will be easy to find-- no more wondering if you're on the right property.
About this Location
I used to live in Lake county. 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 convenience store in Chase
- 6 miles east of M37 (Baldwin) on U.S. 10
- 10 miles west of Hwy 131 on U.S. 10 (Reed City exit 153)
- 40 minutes from Cadillac
- 1 hr from Grand Rapids
- 3 hrs from Detroit area
This parcel is located right on Hwy U.S. 10. Maintained by the State of Michigan, kept plowed and open year 'round.
Electricity runs all down U.S. 10. There are folks directly across the road who have service. This is a no-brainer.
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.
This parcel is full of all kinds of wildlife. Theres a stream running east/west, just a couple hundred feet north of the north property line, so the animals have plenty of water. The ground on this parcel is covered with wild blueberries-- they make the deer and turkeys go crazy. Have you ever watched deer eating ripe blueberries?
This parcel is wider than the usual ten-acre parcel, which makes it feel a lot bigger. You're not going to easily find another parcel that's this good for hunting, and still this accessible.
One thing I noticed while I was flagging the corners to make it easy for you-- Even from the back line, I could faintly hear the traffic from U.S. 10. Not enough to be a bother, but actually very helpful. That means even when you're in the thick woods and might otherwise get turned around, you can never get lost. Follow the sound of the traffic, and you'll always come out at the road.
- Camping. There are lots of campgrounds nearby, which tells you this is a popular recreation area. They stay pretty full, and you have to make reservations months in advance, unless of course you own your own land.
- Restaurants / Bars. Baldwin is host to Debbie's Sportsman Lounge, Edie's Log Bar, and the Village Restaurant. If you like pizza (who doesn't), visit Pompeii's. Whatever you do, don't miss Jones' Homemade Ice Cream Parlor. My wife took me there for the first time, shortly after we were married. Great ice-cream! She has fond memories of going there with her grandmother.
- Canoeing. You'll be less than ten minutes away from a canoe rental place in Baldwin, situated on the Pere Marquette River. This is one of the most beautiful river rides in Michigan. Very back-to-nature.
- Trails. Lake County, has a higher proportion of public lands, both State and National Forest, of any other County in Michigan. Just look at this map showing public lands-- green is State Forest and red is National Forest (the red dot in the middle shows where this land is located). You can follow trails on these public lands right up into Wexford County, and all the way to Cadillac, or all the way west to Ludington or Manistee. If you like to ride trail bikes, four wheelers, and snowmobiles, you have found paradise. By the way, you can download a high quality map of public lands in Lake, Osceola, and Wexford counties, here.
- Lakes. There are so many lakes around this area I don't have room to name them all. Make it a point to buy a map on your first stop.