Investment opportunites are bigger and better (and more affordable) than ever on Northern Michigan’s waterfronts. Big dreamer? Check out a few of our favorites.

Cathead Point, Leelanau

Make a golden-sand investment backed by 1,000 acres of protected land. The only squawking neighbors you’ll hear out at this tip of Michigan’s pinkie are the kind with wings. One hundred feet of Lake Michigan frontage, 1.25 acres, 3,000-square-foot cedar shake and fieldstone home. $1,495,000. 231-256-9836,


Michabou Shores, Frankfort

The Alister Mackenzie-designed Crystal Downs Golf Club on one side, Lake Michigan on the other. You’ll live happily ever after tucked between. Lots with 100 feet of shoreline from $750,000 to $1 million. 231-352-7123,


Granot Loma, Marquette

A 1920’s-era, 50-room log-and-stone lodge on Lake Superior. Did we mention a fireplace so large a man carrying a four-foot log can stand in it? The kitchen designed to replicate the one in the White House? The 3.5 miles of Lake Superior Shoreline? That the almost eight square miles of property it sits on includes frontage on Little and Big Garlic rivers, a couple of waterfalls and a farm? Sigh. Have it all for $40 million, or tell realtor Dick Huey you’ll just take the lodge, farm, island and 6,000 feet of Superior shoreline for $14 million. 800-see-huey,

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