File 72- Hunting property on St. Joseph Island
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR
A location where you can build your summer cottage?
A great hunting property?
A place where you can start a family tradition and plan family time learning about the outdoors?
Then, CHECK THIS OUT!!
Over 86 acres of undeveloped natural land in Hilton Township on beautiful St. Joseph Island east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
The Township of Hilton is one of four municipalities on St. Joseph Island, located in the channel connecting Lake Huron and Lake Superior.
The Township of Hilton is located on the south-eastern section of the Island.
The Township is considered a rural community with some small hobby type farms but is comprised mainly of some single family homes and lots of prime deer hunting lands.
The Township continues to grow as a popular location for summer residences and it offers a scenic, quiet escape for nearby urban residents, as well as, an annual vacation destination for many U.S. and European travellers.
This unique 86 acre property is on the corner of Elwood Blv’d and Garside Rd W.
The property enjoys about 1,400 feet of road frontage on Ellwood Blv’d and over 2,400 feet of frontage along Garside Road West.
Both Garside Road West and Ellwood Blv’d are seasonal roads, seasonal meaning they are not plowed in winter but open in SPRING, SUMMER and FALL.
Electrical power line runs along Elwood Blv’d so if you build a cottage/cabin seasonal residence then you can get on the grid or stay off the grid.
The property was recently selectively harvested.
The property has NOT BEEN CLEAR CUT!
Only mature trees were taken off the property and the rest were left to continue growing.
The property has cedar, spruce, pine and poplar trees that may be ready to harvest in 20 years or so.
You can build on the property or leave it the way it is and just go hunting.
The Island is approximately an 8 hour drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Detroit and a one hour drive by car from U.S. Michigan border.
Close to the city of Sault Ste. Marie.
Access to the island is easy.
GET THIS, the Island has a free bridge to the mainland.
That’s right! It costs nothing to drive onto the island.
How cool is that?
St. Joseph Island is a wildlife paradise for the outdoor enthusiast, bird watcher, hunter and photographer.
Head east from Sault Ste. Marie and discover scenic St. Joseph Island.
The island is a world unto itself .
You will find beaches, quaint restaurants and miles of scenic country roads as you criss-cross the Island, but don’t forget to drive a bit slower as deer are frequently seen traveling the same roads as you!
Distance From Sault Ste.Marie is about 30-45 minutes.
The Island has a small airport and is about 1 hour from a major airport.
The Island is quiet, clean and safe, with its own hospital and pharmacy.
Close to golf courses and large boat marina.
WHAT TO DO AT ST. JOSEPH ISLAND?
There are great restaurants, rolling countryside, panoramic vistas, sandy beaches, historic buildings, a scenic public golf course, country roads under a woodland canopy, scenic public and private gardens, quaint villages with gift shops and galleries, and everywhere friendly island folk.
What else would you like to do?
How about Hunting?
The Island is a popular spot to hunt deer in the fall.
Turkey season in WMU 45 (St. Joseph Island) is open to resident and non-resident hunters.
Moose have been spotted on the Island but they are a rare sighting.
The coyotes and wolves are also a rare sighting.
The wolves though can be heard most nights howling in the distance.
Red fox, rabbits, sandhill cranes, blue herons, and raccoons are spotted often on the Island.
If bird watching is for you, you will not be disappointed on the Island.
Loons, eagles, owls, songbirds, osprey, caspian terns, blue jays, turkey vultures and many species of ducks inhabit both the coastal waters and inland lakes.
Fishing is also popular on St. Joseph Island. People of all ages and seasons fish on St. Joseph Island.
Fish Derbies run in the winter.
The Ernie Eddy Memorial Fish Derby is a must for young children on Twin Lakes.
"The Island" has an area of approximately 93,000 acres with 150 miles of shoreline.
You enter the Island on Highway 548 from Highway 17 approximately 30 minutes east of Sault Ste. Marie.
About 2 minutes from Highway 17 you come to the toll free bridge which leads on to the Island.
The view from this point is spectacular especially in the fall when the maples are in colour.
The Island offers many opportunities for outdoor activities be it hiking, cycling, swimming, fishing or small game/deer hunting in the fall.
The many bays & small islands surrounding "St. Joe" will entice the many canoe/kayak paddler, sail or power boat enthusiast.
Located in WMU 45
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looking north along Garside Road
looking west on Ellwood Blv’d
toll free bridge to the island