Michigan DNR to Auction Land in U.P., Northern Lower Peninsula

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will auction surplus public land next month, including more than 20 parcels of land in the eastern Upper Peninsula and the northern Lower Peninsula.

Pat Harlow, land records and research specialist at the Michigan DNR, says properties range in size from less than an acre to 240 acres, and are in Alpena, Arenac, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Crawford, Gladwin, Mackinac, and St. Clair counties.

“We have a couple of large properties in the U.P. in Chippewa County, and in Mackinac County that are 120 to 240 acres,” Harlow says. “There is a property that overlooks Lake Michigan in Mackinac County that’s a little under two acres.”

She says another highlight of the auction includes a parcel in Cheboygan County in the Lower Peninsula with road frontage that backs onto the Little Pigeon River. There is also a group of parcels in Arenac County, near Grayling, that are “broken out into probably ideal hunting properties,” Harlow says.

She says the parcels are isolated from other DNR-managed lands and are difficult for the government agency to manage. The proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase lands that fit well with public recreation.

Harlow says the auction begins Jan. 12 and ends Feb. 10. For more information, click here

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