Upper Michigan Wooded 15 Acre Parcel for sale. It is Located in Laird Township, in east-central Houghton County, near the Village of Alston. This lumber village began with a rural Post Office named Laird which opened in 1887. Lumberman J.V. Alston became the postmaster in 1902, and the village and post office were renamed for him. Mill Creek runs just north of the property. This creek is a tributary of the Sturgeon River, a 106 mile long river that discharges itself into Portage Lake and, ultimately, into Lake Superior. The Wild and Scenic portion of the Sturgeon River, within the Ottawa National Forest, is classified as a Blue Ribbon Trout Stream, and offers fishing for Brook, Brown, Lake and Rainbow trout. Three miles north of the property is access to thousands of acres of the 440,000-Acre Copper County State Forest. The State manages these lands for reforestation. In addition to pulpwood logging, this land is open to the public for recreation, such as camping, fishing, and hunting. Within the borders of the Copper Country State Forest is another very popular river, the Otter, with some nice Brook trout. Just a mile to the south is the Ottawa National Forest. This forest covers nearly a million acres in the western Upper Peninsula and offers all kinds of outdoor recreational activities. In Summer, fishing, canoeing, and lake kayaking are popular. In winter, the Forest welcomes cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. Many Game and Non-Game woodland animals and birds call this area Home. Access to all-season North-South Trail No. 109 is not far from the parcel, for some great ATV riding, biking, horseback riding, and snowmobiling. Hunting for Black bear, Bobcat, Whitetail deer, Coyote, Fisher, Ruffed grouse, Varying hare, Canada geese, and Upland game birds is available in the area. Trees Common In The Area Include: American basswood, Balsam fir, Bigtooth aspen, Eastern hemlock, Paper birch, Quaking aspen, Red maple, Sugar maple, and Yellow birch. The property is currently unimproved and will need a roadway and site clearing. Power and telephone is available at the road side, which is a year-round County maintained road. Contact us to set up your tour of this property.