Boardman River Home

2040 W Boardman Plains Road | Traverse City, MI 49686

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Description

Wrap yourself in 1/4 mile of Boardman River frontage with this stunning log sided, timber frame home. The home features a main level master suite with attached river side sunroom, an open floor plan with plenty of windows, an impressive natural stone fireplace, charming screened porch, and all the architectural detail hope for in a well designed lodge style home. Two upstairs bedrooms are joined by an open walkway above the great room and there's an unfinished bonus space above the garage just waiting to be converted into your own special place. A recently built 40' x 40' barn provides plenty of space for boats, toys and equipment. A truly exceptional property for anyone looking for some elbow room and the ability to really work your land in the fertile Boardman River valley. A stroll along the winding path through the meadow, along the river and through the cider apple orchard is guaranteed to bring the blood pressure down at least a few points. Trout fishing has always been good but has improved substantially since the river's dams were removed, allowing the larger trout to move through the entire system. The Boardman is also a favorite among Michigan paddlers thanks to plenty of gradient and its scenic beauty. The perfect location puts you just a few miles into Traverse City for dining, shopping, or whatever you prefer.

Directions

Follow River Road east from Keystone or west from Garfield to Boardman Plains on the south side of the road. Cross bridge and enter long drive just past first home on right.

Disclaimer

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Property Listed By

Homewaters, Llc. 697 Hannah Ave, Suite B Traverse City, MI 49686

Property Sold By

Barb Krueger, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Michigan - Tc. 630 E. Front Street, Suite 200 Traverse City, MI 49686

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    Status: Sold Co-op Member

    1613 River Drive Traverse City MI 49696
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 2.5
    • Square Feet 2,880
    • Waterfront 189′
    • Body of Water: Boardman River
    • Status: Sold Co-op Member
    • Type: Residential
    • Acres: 4.02
    $730,000Details
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    Status: Sold Co-op Member

    1200 River Drive Traverse City MI 49696
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 2
    • Square Feet 2,542
    • Waterfront 642′
    • Body of Water: Boardman River
    • Status: Sold Co-op Member
    • Type: Residential
    • Acres: 5
    $687,500Details

About Boardman River

The Boardman begins in two small branches. The North Branch begins just northeast of the town of Kalkaska and flows primarily in a westerly direction toward Traverse City. The upper reaches are home to some very large brook trout and decent numbers of browns. The South Branch begins just upstream of the mill pond in the town of South Boardman and flows in a mostly westerly direction before joining the North Branch and forming the mainstream near the Supply Road Bridge just southeast of Traverse City. Both streams offer decent fishing through heavy undergrowth.

When most people speak of the Boardman, however, they are talking about the river downstream of “The Forks” near Supply Road. The river here averages one to two feet deep and flows quickly over a mostly gravel bottom. Unlike the Manistee and AuSable Rivers which are dominated by mayfly hatches, the Boardman is primarily a caddis river. Those who do best usually fish traditional soft hackle flies or skating flies to imitate that active caddis. Some mayfly hatches are present including a terrific Gray Drake hatch and in some areas a prolific Hex hatch. Most of the river above the site of the former Brown Bridge Pond is dominated by publicly held lands and access is plentiful. Once the river takes on East Creek, a major tributary, it averages one to three feet in depth with holes to six or eight feet in places. The birthplace of The Adams, one of the most popular dry flies in history and a stopping point for Hemingway in his travels, the Boardman is steeped in history and should be on every angler's list as a stream to visit.

Reconnecting over 160 miles of free-flowing cold water, the Boardman River is lucky to be the recipient of one of the "most comprehensive dam removal and restoration projects in Michigan's history and one of the largest such projects in the Great Lakes basin." Learn more about this phenomenal project here.