Forsyth Township

With an area encompassing 179.1 square miles, Forsyth Township is considered as the largest township in Marquette County, Michigan. The township was established during the 1880s when Marquette County was in the midst of an iron mining boom, creating settlements that grew from the railroads that were being used to transport ore from the mines to the seaports. Forsyth Township was named after O.F. Forsyth, a mining firm agent who worked in the area. There are several unincorporated communities that are located in Forsyth Township, which include Gwinn, Princeton, Austin, New Swanzy, Little Lake, and portions of K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base.

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Forsyth Township offers a diverse range of housing options spread across several communities. These include single-family residences and traditional single-story homes like cottages, ranch-style houses, and bungalows, to mobile home settlements and expansive custom homes, to luxury lakeside cabins and sprawling waterfront estates that offer magnificent views. Homes are on lots that are bigger than average, with plenty of green, open spaces surrounding the residential areas. Those who prefer to build their own homes can avail of vacant land and lots suitable for new construction.

Local Attractions

  • Shag Lakes – A cluster of four picturesque lakes to the southwest of Gwinn, which include Big Shag Lake, Little Shag Lake, Miller Lake, and Pine Lake. Big Shag Lake and Little Shag Lake are ideal for high-speed boating and water skiing, and are also popular fishing spots where one can find fish such as Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Muskie, Northern Pike, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Yellow Perch.
  • K.I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum – Located on the site of the decommissioned K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, the museum features displays of plaques, photographs, and assorted memorabilia. The museum’s highlights are the outdoor displays of actual Sawyer aircraft, which include a McDonnell F-101B Voodoo Interceptor, a General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, and the huge Boeing B-52D Stratofortress.