Ely Township

Bounded by Champion Township to the north, Humboldt Township to the west, and the townships of Ishpeming and Tilden to the east, Ely Township was one of those areas that were established during the mining boom of the mid-1800s. The township has several unincorporated communities that include Clarksburg, Greenwood, South Greenwood, Snowville, and Diorite, most of which are centered near the US 41 / M-28 roadway that crosses through the township from east to west, while newer developments can be found along the County Road 581 corridor near the central eastern portion.

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Housing options in Ely Township are mostly single-family detached residences that include cabins, cottages, ranch-style housing and custom homes. Most of the homes are built on spacious open lots, and there are also several mobile home communities in the area. If you’re the type who prefers to build new construction homes, land and lots can be purchased.

Local Attractions

  • Wawonowin Country Club – Constructed in 1896 by mining executives, this semi-private club was forced to relocate to this present location in 1960 because of potential cave-in dangers caused by underground mining operations on its original site. Named after the Ojibwa word that loosely translates to “wind through the trees,” the club sits like a hidden gem in the forest, featuring a challenging 18-hole golf course and banquet facility.
  • Greenwood Reservoir – This 1,073-acre lake was created by the construction of a dam up the Escanaba River and is located to the south of the US 41 / M-28 roadway. The reservoir is a well-known spot for boating, but its many islands can be hazardous, so navigating should be done with caution. Greenwood Reservoir is also a popular area for fishing, and anglers have been known to catch species like Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, and Walleye in its waters.