CLC Lands & Private Lakes, Inc.’s Little Pike Lake property offers land on the private lake and also on a pond. As it turns out – the pond is nicer. There’s a bank overlooking this very appealing body of water with a natural building site and a road that takes you there. A sentinel of red pines, partially on this property – partially on the State of Michigan’s property (which surrounds it) admits you to this 121-acre estate. Little Pike Lake is a shallow, 40-acre lake that has two land owners with cottages on its southeast side. The 650 feet of frontage being offered here is on the southwest side. The DNR reports perch and northern pike present in the lake in a 2002 sampling. Access to the property is seasonal, and the county road servicing it is well-traveled. Little Pike Lake was part of the Duck Lake Fire of 2012 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Lake_Fire) which burned 21,135 acres in Luce and Schoolcraft Counties. It’s recovering beautifully. There is new growth everywhere among the remains of the forest that came before it. The effect is regenerative and peaceful.
In the immediate area, there is access to a Grouse Enhanced Management Site (GEM) trail (http://www.newberry-news.com/news/2015-08-19/Local_News/GEMS_Help_Connect_Local_Businesses_with_Hunters.html), the North Country Trail (https://northcountrytrail.org/), the Crisp Lighthouse (http://www.crisppointlighthouse.org/), the Two-Hearted River Recreational Area (http://www.explorem123.com/points-of-interest/two-hearted-river/), and dog sledding with Nature’s Kennel (http://www.natureskennel.com/).
From Newberry, take M-123 north 18.5 miles to County Road 414, or Pike Lake Road. Continue for nine miles until the turnoff for Little Pike Lake. Take a left and drive one-half mile to the property.