Powell Township

Located at the western tip of Marquette County, Powell Township is right on Lake Superior, north of the city of Marquette. Incorporated in 1904, the neighborhood has a total area of 162.3 square miles and a population of 724 residents.

There are several unincorporated communities found in the township, namely Big Bay, Alder, Antlers, Birch and Homeier. Powell Township is ideally situated amid lush forests and is overlooked by the peaks of the Huron Mountains. Composed of peaceful communities, it attracts a wide variety of visitors and outdoor enthusiasts as well as retirees and individuals looking to raise a family in a friendly rural neighborhood.

The Powell Township School District manages one school located in Big Bay catering to students from preschool to grade 8. Powell Township School won the 2011 Excellence in Education award for their high-performing students and competitive academic curriculum.

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The real estate options found here are primarily single-family homes as well as lots and raw land. There are also high-value waterfront properties, farms, cabins and cottages as well as multi-family residences. You can opt to purchase boat slips as well.

Local Attractions

  • Huron Mountains –Making up most of the township’s territory, the Huron Mountains’ tallest peak, Mount Arvon, is considered Michigan’s highest point at 1,979 feet above sea level. Today, these mountains are a protected area filled with lush forests, pine-oak stands and diverse flora and fauna.
  • Lake Independence– This lake spans over 1,860 acres and is used mostly for outdoor recreational activities such as swimming, boating, waterskiing and fishing. On the western shore, you’ll find Perkins Park, a campground with various facilities such as cabins, picnic areas and even vacation rentals for visitors who would like more time to bask in the area’s natural beauty.
  • Draver Park & Pavilion – The Park comes with outdoor sports facilities for residents to enjoy including a softball field and children’s playgrounds as well as food stands.
  • Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook – Hailed as the township’s jewel, this trail features beautiful, awe-inspiring scenery that you just can’t miss. The area also has picnic facilities, perfect for a nice day trip with family and friends.