1264 Acres w/ 6± Miles of Menominee River Shore
First time available since 1942.
Except for one tiny corner, the entire property for sale is completely bound by the Menominee River and 1000's of acres of Escanaba River State Forest. At 80 feet above grade, Bear Mountain, which is the second highest elevation in Menominee County is entirely on the property and offers panoramic views of forestlands in all directions. A classic log hunting cabin provides year-round shelter and escape from modern-day demands.
Ponds and sloughs are home to water fowl. Forest and wetland hold an entire deer herd. The Menominee River offers excellent fishing for bass, walleye, sturgeon, musky, northern, perch, and panfish. In addition to the fishing, the river is ideal for boating, tubing, kayaking and canoeing. For the very same reason early paddlers used this place as a canoe portage, a person could launch from one side of the isthmus and lazily float all the way around the Oxbow and end up back home.
A complete road and trail system provides drivable access throughout the property. Gated access offers complete seclusion.
For history buffs, this property can be researched as Kittson's Farm: "Kittson arrived in the Marinette - Menominee area in 1826 as a representative for the American Fur Company, which was founded in 1808 by John Jacob Astor. He located a trading post at Wausaukee Bend (The Oxbow) on the Menominee River. As well as being a beautiful area, the site was also on a main Indian trail which led from central Wisconsin to a natural ford across the Menominee River at Wausaukee, and continued north to the Lake Superior region. Kittson played a prominent role in general matters from the time he arrived in the area until his death. Agriculture in Marinette County began when Kittson, the fourth white man to locate on the Menominee River, cleared and worked the first farm in the county, located at the site of his first trading post at Wausaukee Bend."
In 1881, Kittson’s wife, Margaret Hua-KaWau-Bie Kittson, and son, Robert, sold the Ox-Bow farm to Albert Beach. This farm was later purchased by Peter Webber in 1942.
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Update - Link to first photos and video of some of the woods and shore can be seen here by clicking on this link that opens into YouTube. Video has sound, so be careful if you are at work and the boss is around.
Update - Here are photos, exterior and interior, of the 1958 log cabin (aka "the camp" if you're familiar or from the U.P.). Click here to open cabin slide show movie on YouTube.
Update: Drone footage processed. Click YouTube movie image on left side of this page or click here to see drone movie of the Oxbow on the Menominee River property for sale.
Patrick O'Hearn Cell: call/text 1-920-227-3860