Chocolay Township

Chocolay Township is popular for those who want to be close to town but appreciate a country feel, including Lakewood Ln, Timber Lane, Poplar Trail, Juliet, Cherry Creek, etc.

Chocolay Township is a charter township located along the southern shores of Lake Superior in Marquette County. It is bounded by Sands Township to the west, West Branch Township and Skandia Township to the south, and Onota Township of Alger County to the east. The township’s unusual name originates from the nearby Chocolay River, which was originally called the Chocolate River by French explorers because of its dark brown color caused by tannic acid from decaying vegetation of the interconnected swamps and marshes in the area. Today, the area’s beautiful natural setting and irresistible rustic charm offers visitors and residents a relaxing, laidback life with plenty of recreational opportunities during all four seasons.

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Housing options in Chocolay Township are mostly limited to single-family residences, which include single-story cottages, ranch houses, cabins, and two-story custom homes and lakefront houses. Most homes are built on large and spacious wooded lots, with ample vacant land also available for new construction if you want to build your own home according to your specifications.

Local Attractions

  • Silver Creek Recreation Area – One of many parks found throughout Chocolay Township, this recreation area is located on Silver Creek Road just off the growing commercial and retail areas along US-41. The area offers playgrounds, picnic sites, a soccer field, baseball diamond, and four tennis courts, as well as partial hiking and skiing trails.
  • Northern Michigan University Golf Course – This is a picturesque, 18-hole “Chocolay 1” course designed by award-winning golf architects Jerry Matthews and Bruce Matthews III. The Par 72 course measures more than 6,800 yards and is open to the public.
  • Lakenenland Sculpture Park – An open park area, it features dozens of sculptures created by Tom Lakenen out of scrap iron. Lakenenland is located along M-28 and just across Shot Point Drive; admission is free.