Upper Peninsula of Michigan-Brevort Township/Moran

Real Estate Agent with Horizon Realty of Mackinac Island

Hi everyone!  It's Spring, the Black Flies are biting!  I am excited about what is going on in our community and I wanted to share it with everyone.  I live in Moran in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and I bet there is a surprising amount of you that know where that is.  Moran is located in Brevort Township of Mackinac County and we are a 4 seasons paradise.  Our community has been run down and very much a diamond in the rough but we are starting to shine!  If you have traveled to or through our area you may remember how bad Moran looked and had nothing to offer but things have changed.  Through hard work and cooperation the old fallen in buildings have been torn down and new business are moving in.  We now have a True Value Hardware(my store), The Rock Bottom-restaurant/bar, King's Fish Market-fish market/cafe, a Post Office and a BP/IGA.  Things are looking up!  But the real assets of our area are the North Country Trail, which is a hiking, biking, cross country skiing trail through Hiawatha National Forest, Brevoort Lake, which is a 4230 acre inland lake that has great fishing and is an all sports lake, snowmobile trails and trail heads, ORV trails and 80% of our land is State/National/Federal forest. 

My husband, Kirk and I have created the Brevort Township Community Foundation to help promote and support our community, it's businesses, it's natural resources and it's history.  We have organized some great community events in the previous years but are very excited to announce our biggest and best yet.  Together with local businesses and the Straits Area Sportsmen's Club we are holding the 1st Annual Brevort Lake Walleye Derby.  The grand prize is a 2007 Arctic Cat 4 Wheeler if you catch the tagged Walleye and there is $2,700.00 in additional cash prizes.  There will be a reception after the boats land at 4pm featuring a pig roast and fish fry with a silent auction.  Proceeds from the auction will go to the Sportsmen's Club to help improve and maintain our lake and it's habitat.  The Derby is Sat June 2, 2007 and you can get more details at my web site www.VacationMackinac.com


If anyone is interested in investing in our community you can contact me for more information.  Now is the time while it is a buyers market and before everyone sees the potential in the area.


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Ken Jansen
Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc. - Overland Park, KS
REALTOR, CRS, 913.908.2215

Say Yah to da UP, eh?

Beautiful country. My Great-Grandparents homesteaded in Iron Mountain area from Sweden.

May 09, 2007 02:58 PM #1
Julie Lipnitz
Horizon Realty of Mackinac Island - Mackinac Island, MI

Thanks for the response Ken.  My husband's Great Grandparents homesteaded here in Moran from Germany.  There were a bunch of them that had bought land here sight unseen and were told it was a big community and great farming....when they all arrived and stepped off the train they realized they had used a bad real estate agent!!  But they did create a large and successful community here over time. 

May 09, 2007 03:09 PM #2
Ed Vogt
Midwest Properties of Michigan - Grandville, MI
Grandville, MI Midwest Properties
Hi Julie - I'm a fudgie? is it?  Anyway, down here in the lower part of MI and have only been to the U.P. a couple of times but would love to check it out more.  Great post!!
May 10, 2007 08:08 AM #3
Geno D'Angelo
Coldwell Banker Fairbairn - Mackinaw City, MI


I have a condo in Brevort listed! Why dont you find a buyer! jk.



May 12, 2007 06:22 PM #4
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