The Michigan DNR is set to auction off some of their public lands and the Spring 2021 auction includes prime real estate including a Torch Lake property with 200' feet of lake frontage and a Keweenaw Bay lot with 225' feet on Lake Superior and includes an old church building.

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The State of Michigan has deemed 10 properties as 'surplus' and eligible for the Auction which runs through June 15th & 16th. The properties are located across Michigan in Antrim, Baraga, Benzie, Berrien, Delta, Gogebic, Midland and Oakland counties.

Scott Goeman, DNR Real Estate Services manager, said that while these properties no longer fit the department's goals of efficient management and broad access to public outdoor recreation opportunities, they could fit nicely into potential bidders' future plans:

Sometimes, it becomes clear that, due to a number of factors - for example, if a parcel is landlocked by private property, isolated from other DNR-managed land or doesn't support optimum outdoor recreation opportunities - it makes more sense to remove that parcel from our management.

Just because some properties are no longer right for the DNR, though, doesn't mean they won't be perfect for private ownership. These 10 properties available at auction right now offer a variety of landscape and natural features - lake frontage, river access and mature forests, for example - that should appeal to many different buyers.

To see the complete listings and bid on the properties, you can visit the State Of Michigan's Land Auction Site. The state's auction is being administered by Sheridan Auction Service.

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