Upper Shoe Lake
The Upper Shoe Lake parcel includes the northern two-thirds of this deep northwoods lake. This property is 132 acres in size and includes over 4,700 feet of total lake frontage. Upper Shoe Lake is 37 feet deep and approximately 31 acres in size. It measures roughly one-half mile from north to south, providing ample room for all of your recreational activities. The forest cover is dominated by northern hardwoods away from the lake, as well as mixed conifer along the lakeshore. The Upper Shoe property has a conservation easement in place that is held by the State of Michigan. It is part of The Nature Conservancy’s Northern Great Lakes Forest Project. This property is one of a handful of parcels that was specifically set aside and designated for a limited development opportunity. This is your chance to be a part of the historic conservation project known as “The Big U.P. Deal”. The conservation easement encourages the sustainable use of forest resources, the protection of conservation values, and provides opportunities for public recreation in a manner consistent with forest management and recreation conservation. It allows for the development of one single-family structure with associated outbuildings, providing a unique private ownership experience. This property has a large pre-designated “Privacy Zone” that can be posted as private property where you can build your version of the perfect wilderness getaway. The privacy zone includes approximately 2,500 feet of lake frontage on the northern and western shores of Upper Shoe Lake ensuring your own private retreat on this large and productive body of water. The residual land in the eastern portion of the property will remain open to the public for foot traffic for those to enjoy passive recreational pursuits. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to be a part of the Upper Peninsula’s historic conservation heritage!
The Nature Conservancy’s Northern Great Lakes Forest Project:
The Big U.P. Deal: