Description for TBD Vermilac Lat 46.542 Lon -88.50075, Covington, MI 49919
MICHIGAN LAKEFRONT PROPERTY FOR SALE! This 17+/- Acre Wooded Recreational parcel has 660+/- Feet of south facing, Lake Vermilac frontage. This property is located in Covington Township, east 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. Vermilac (Worm) Lake is a 622 Acre, 4-7' deep, lake. Fed by the Vermilac River on the S-E, the Murphy River on the south, and drained via the Rock River on N-E, it has clear water and does not experience winter kill. Experienced anglers turn to Lake Vermilac for its feisty Northern pike, but it is host to many other fish species as well. Black crappie, Bluegill, Brown bullhead, Golden shiner, Largemouth bass, Pumpkinseeds, Sunfish Walleye planted by the DNR for many years, and Yellow perch are available. Master Angler Entries have been pulled from these waters, and the “locals” host fishing derbies on the lake each year. The nearby Sturgeon, and East Branch of the Ontonagon River, offer great trout fishing! Those who prefer using smaller boats and canoes, will appreciate the quiet, low traffic on this lake. Located in south-central Baraga County, Vermilac Lake is next to thousands of acres of Copper Country State Forest Land, and is just east of thousands more in Ottawa National Forest Lands. Hunting, snowshoeing and snowmobiling abound! A branch of the longest (4,600 miles) off-road, non-motorized, hiking trail in the U.S., the North Country National Scenic Trail, passes to the north of this area. This property already has a driveway, and with year round access, it would be great for your year round get-a-ways!