CLC Lands & Private Lakes Inc.’s Greenway Lake property is an 11.7-acre private lake located off the Driggs Truck Trail, a year-round, plowed Schoolcraft County Road, nine miles north of State Highway M28 and 30 miles southwest from Grand Marais, Michigan. The property comes with ¼ mile of lake frontage – which translates to roughly three-quarters of the lake – plus 80 acres of land. The State of Michigan owns the property across the lake (south). The western lobe is privately-owned, though quite wet with questionable building status. It is an ideal body of water for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and hunting. Schoolcraft County Snowmobile Trail #43 is nearby making it an excellent location for snowmobiles, ATVs, mountain bikes, horses, hiking, and running. Reports reflect the presence of several species of fish – such as panfish, yellow perch, and pike. There is potential for brook trout from the Driggs Lake drainage. Driggs Lake is a short walk as the crow flies, and two miles away, if you drive. Driggs Lake is quite a bit larger and has panfish, trout, and yellow perch. Wardle’s Landing, historically an airstrip, now accesses the north end of Driggs. This recreational or vacation lake property can be reached by taking the Driggs Truck Trail or the Fox River Road north from State Highway M28. Both are pleasant, easy drives allowing entry at the northwest tip of the lake. There is a wide, level logging road in place across the east/west reach of the tract. Three-quarters of the way in, it dead ends at a similar north/south road that transverses the property. Once on the land, it’s a short hike to reach the lake. Greenway is well-insulated with old-growth forest. Scattered, blackened stumps yield evidence of ancient fires among the towering hemlock and white pine giants. It’s simple to navigate the eastern side of the lake as the climax forest allows for little undergrowth. It’s very different from the western arm – which you could not build on as it is lower and wetter. The Grand Sable State Forest abuts the southern shore and a private landowner owns the western lobe of the lake. This person’s property reaches from the low-lying, wet side of Greenway all the way to Driggs Lake where there is lots of buildable frontage. For all intents and purposes, this lake would be private.
A large percentage of Schoolcraft County is open to public hunting. The UP Whitetails Association is a non-profit organization and a great resource for deer hunters (http://www.upwhitetails.com/index.html). There is a chapter in the county.
In the winter, connection to 3,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails can be accessed seven and a half miles east of Greenway Lake on the Driggs Lake Truck Trail and south on the Fox River Road where you can pick up Trail #43. The Michigan Snowmobile Association is very active and frequently updates their trail reports (http://www.msasnow.org/).
There’s a beautiful building site on the northeast side of Greenway Lake and slight evidence of an old campfire. Clearly, others agree this is a great space to enjoy.
You would need a generator for electricity and propane or wood for heat.
Greenway Lake is equally close to Munising and Grand Marais. From Munising, take H-58 east for 23 miles and then right onto Mahoney Lake Road. Stay on this for five miles. Continue right on the Driggs Lake Truck Trail to the property. Or you can access Greenway Lake from State Highway M28, from the south.
From Grand Marais, head west on H-58 for 23 miles until you reach the Mahoney Lake turn to the left. Continue for five miles then turn right onto the Driggs Lake Truck Trail. The property will be on your right in one mile.