The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold a land auction for 80 parcels of land in the lower peninsula.

Do you want to ring in the new year with some new land? Well, you have your chance if you are interested in land from Alpena, Arenac, Barry, Bay, Cheboygan, Dickinson, Gladwin, Iron, Kalkaska, Lake, Menominee, Midland, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Osceola, Oscoda, and Roscommon counties. But who wouldn’t?

Michigan is not short on breathtaking scenery, that’s for sure! The Michigan is DNR is auctioning 1,200 acres of public land starting December 12, 2017, and ending January 10, 2018. This is where you can place a bid. It’s a sealed bid auction.

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This is a surplus land auction, which means it was land that was parceled off for state use, whether it was the DNR or the Parks and Recreation Department. They claimed them unfit for public use, but this is not because there is anything wrong with the land. To the contrary, most of the land available is forested and some are even on a lake or river. However, if it can’t be connected to any other public land, or is too heavily forested, the State of Michigan can’t use it.

You can request printed information from the DNR Real Estate Services Section. Write in at P.O. Box 30448, Lansing, MI 48909-7948. For general information, you can contact Michael Michalek at 517-284-5950. The DNR auction page may also be able to answer any questions you may have.

There’s land for all needs and the sizes of the lots vary from 1/2 acre plots to 146 acres! You have until January 10 to get your bids in.

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