MLS# 1124023 Property Type: Single Family Active
MICHIGAN UPPER PENINSULA VILLAGE HOME FOR SALE! This home is located in the Village of Champion, which is nestled in and around a small valley near the eastern end of Lake Michigamme. The Village is located in west-central Marquette County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Once a bustling iron mining center of over 2,000 residents in the late 1800's and early 1900's, today it is a quiet town of about 250 full-time residents. The first settlers were English iron miners from Cornwall and French woodsmen from Canada, who took jobs at the new Champion Mine. A wave of Scandinavian, German, Italian, Irish, and Finn immigrants arrived by 1900 and quickly established Champion as a vital railroad, mining, logging, and farming center. This home is located in an area known for Year-Round recreational opportunities in every direction. A mile west is Lake Michigamme, the second largest lake in the U.P. It is one of the most popular fishing destinations, with 95 miles of shoreline, 27 islands and over 4,300 acres of water. This lake is known for its walleye, muskie, and northern pike, and the Michigan DNR has introduced lake trout, splake, brook trout, and rainbow trout into the lake. With almost 100 miles of shoreline, 27 islands, and bays and inlets to explore, Lake Michigamme is a favorite destination for boaters - Canoes, kayaks, sailboats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, and personal watercraft. Van Riper State Park and Michigamme Shores Campground are about two miles away on Lake Michigamme. The Peshekee river, which flows into Lake Michigamme just west of Champion, is a favorite of canoers and kayakers, and the Michigamme River, which flows out of Lake Michigamme to the south, is becoming a favorite canoe and kayak destination. Craig Lake State Park, a remote wilderness park is located about 15 miles further to the west. Hikers will find developed hiking trails in Van Riper State Park. The McCormick Wilderness, Craig Lake State Park, as well as the North Country Trail which passes through this area. Besides developed trails there are hundreds of miles of old logging trails on nearby State of Michigan and Corporate CFA lands open for exploration. Champion township is ORV friendly! There is a Michigan DNR authorized trail running through the Village, and there are nearby remote trails on which to ride your off-road vehicles. As Summer rec sports end, attention turns to hunting in this area. Abundant Whitetail deer, Black bear, Partridge (ruffed grouse), Woodcock, and Rabbits are found in nearby hunting lands. Snowmobiling is one of this area's most popular winter sports. The Moose Country Snowmobile Club and the Michigan DNR have developed and maintain hundreds of miles of trails in the U.P. with a groomed trail running in all directions from Champion. The lovely home is a One-Story (gutted and completley-modeled) 742 Square Foot mobile home. A 216 Square Foot Addition was added to provide additional... Continued In Addendum
living space. A centrally located 13 x 15 Living Room is flanked at one end by a spacious Main Bedroom Suite which has a Sink-Vanity area, and a separate room with toilet and whirlpool style tub. At the other end is a Kitchen with Eat-In Dining Area, Second Bedroom, Laundry Center, and Full Bath, along with a 13+ x 13+ Addition. It is used now as an Office, but could easily become a Third Bedroom, with a door leading out to a Mud Room, and Open Back Porch. The Yard is beautifully landscaped with perennials, shrubs, ornamental trees, and garden areas. There are three Garden Sheds, and a 24x24 Detached Garage with an attached wing for additional storage. Contact Us For A Private Tour of This Lovely Home!
Listing Provided Courtesy of TIM KEOHANE - GREAT LAKES AND LAND REAL ESTATE COMPANY