THIS IS THE IDEAL HUNTING PROPERTY!
IT CAN BE THE IDEAL HOMESTEAD PROPERTY
It’s no secret that owning your own hunting land gives you a distinct advantage over someone who can only hunt on Crown land.
It gives you the freedom to manage the property as you see fit: plant food plots, plant or cut trees, create trails to let the game walk on, choose who you let hunt, set your stands wherever you want on your property— the list goes on and on.
There is also the added bonus of having the property during the off-season; perfect for camping, hiking, small game hunting, fishing, and family excursions.
We have 176.12 acres of wooded land in Garrison Township about 34 kilometers east of the Town Of Matheson in beautiful northeastern Ontario, Canada.
Garrison Township is AN UNORGANIZED TOWNSHIP within the District of Cochrane.
UNORGANIZED TOWNSHIP means;
NO ZONING BY-LAWS
NO MINIMUM OR MAXIMUM SIZES OF WHAT YOU CAN BUILD
NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS YOU CAN HAVE
NO BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED
So, you can build what you want, any size you want, as many buildings as you want, build anywhere on your property that you want and you do not require a building permit.
Do you desire to live more simply?
You can homestead your property.
Go back to the basics and be totally off the grid.
Create a more self-sustainable life for you and your family.
Do it here!
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
The property is comprised of SIX PATENTED MINING CLAIMS that total 176.12 acres.
The current owner has owned this property since the mid 1960’s.
The trees have not been harvested during his term of ownership so the property is well forested.
The contour maps show that there is a creek flowing through the property in a north/south direction.
This creek is at the lowest point of the property at about 300 meters above sea level.
From the creek the land slopes up to the southeast by about 100 feet over a distance of about 800 feet.
A little sharper incline but will give you good views down to the creek.
The northeast section of the property is a very gradual upslope of about 40 feet over a range of over 800 feet.
It appears that there is a NATURAL SPRING located in this section of the property.
The western half of the property has a good gradual slope down to the creek.
This would make a perfect area to build your hunting blinds or stands on where you can look down at the creek and see the game that go down to water.
There are about 3 good sized ponds along the creek where the local beavers have been busy.
The creek is an offshoot creek of the much larger Garrison Creek.
Since Garrison Creek has brook trout in it then it would stand to reason that this offshoot creek will also have brook trout.
To sum it up, this is not a boring property, there is some good structure to it with sections that have good downward views to the creek.
Imagine cutting out some nice ATV trails where you can ride in the non-winter months and snowmobile on and cross country ski or snowshoe on in the winter months.
Don’t forget about the Crown lands that surround this property as you can explore on them by snowmobile or ATV.
A review of the Patents show that the six Patented Mining Claims were surveyed by H.W. Sutcliffe O.L.S. dated June 6, 1944.
The owner does not have copies of the surveys but they are available at the Cochrane District Land Titles Office.
If a buyer wanted copies they can ask their lawyer to get copies when the lawyer is searching title.
SURFACE RIGHTS COME WITH THE PROPERTY
ALL TREES ARE RESERVED TO THE CROWN
MINERAL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED TO THE CROWN
ABOUT THE RIGHTS on this property and what they mean
The surface rights
Surface rights specifically refer to the ownership of the surface of the land.
This includes dwellings, buildings, the right to till the land for crops and even the ability to dig into the land to bury underground storage tanks such septic systems and to dig or drill wells.
Land that is owned under a surface rights contract may be sold, transferred or manipulated by the owner, within the guidelines of the governing
The mining rights
Even though the mining rights are reserved to the Crown and the Crown may open the mining rights for staking, the Ontario Mining Act says that a mining claim cannot be staked out nor can prospecting be done on the part of a lot where there is a house/residence/cottage/dwelling, or a spring or an outhouse or a garden, orchard, vineyard, nursery, plantation or pleasure ground or where crops can be damaged without your consent.
All trees reserved to the Crown
Timber rights (tree rights) reserved means that all the timber (trees) standing on the property do not belong with the property.
These trees are reserved to the Provincial Government (the Crown).
Although the Government owns the trees they do require the permission of the property owner to harvest those trees. If the property owner wishes to harvest the trees on the parcel to sell to a mill, the owner must call and get a permit from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources District Office.
A stumpage fee (royalty) is owed to the Ministry of Natural Resources when harvested. you can harvest dead or dying trees for firewood.
This property is surrounded by CROWN LAND on ALL FOUR SIDES.
Crown land to the north, the south, the west and to the east.
There is about 1,800 feet of Crown land between this property and the travelled gravel road to the east of the property.
You can get a permit from the Crown to build a driveway to your property across Crown Land.
OFF THE GRID
There are no services on or to this property.
You will be totally off the grid.
Your power sources will have to be SOLAR, WIND, GENERATOR, PROPANE, or a combination of all three.
Your heat source will most likely be a wood stove or an outdoor wood furnace.
Some people think that they were off-grid if they switched their cell phone off for a day or two.
The greatest appeal of off-grid living is that it allows you to practice a form of voluntary simplicity based in frugality, sustainability, self-sufficiency and resilience.
There are some people who feel that society has spun out of control and they want to go to a simpler and less stressful form of life.
You may want to go off grid.
ACCESS to the property
There is a travelled gravel road that goes south of Highway 101.
If you drive down this road for 4.4 kilometers you will be about 1,800 feet or about 460 meters east of the property.
The 1,800 feet between the road and the property is CROWN LAND.
You can get a permit from the Crown to build a road to your property.
Like to hunt?
This property is in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 28.
Plenty of moose in this area.
Many Black Bear.
Hunt the local roads and trails for small game like grouse or rabbit.
Like to fish?
Garrison Township is within Fisheries Management Zone 8.
Fish Garrison Creek for Brook Trout
Fish Twin Lakes for Brook Trout
Close by are Clermont Lake, Garrison Lake, Halfway Lake, Pothole lakes and many more lakes to fish on.
SHOPPING & SERVICES
The Town of Matheson (population about 2,000) has pretty well all the services and supplies you need.
The Town of Kirkland Lake (population about 7,000) is much bigger and also has more selection of services and supplies that you may need.
For major shopping the City of Timmins (population about 49,000) has everything you will need.
All are easily accessible by paved highway and short driving distances from 20 minutes to one hour.
CLOSE TO THE TOWN OF MATHESON, Ontario
From the Town of Matheson, Ontario it is 36.7 kilometers to the gravel road that will take you to the property.
CLOSE TO THE QUEBEC BORDER
The Quebec border is only 36.4 kilometers driving east on Highway 101 from the turnoff of the gravel road that takes you to the property.
SHORTCUT TO KIRKLAND LAKE
The shortcut from Highway 101 to Kirkland Lake is called Highway 672 which is a paved, all season open year round secondary highway.
Highway 672 is only 13.7 kilometers east from the turnoff of the gravel road that takes you to the property.
From Highway 101 it is only about a 48 kilometer drive down to Highway 66 and you are just east of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
From this property to:
Toronto 688 kilometers
North Bay 335 kilometers
Ottawa 690 kilometers
Windsor 1,010 kilometers
Sudbury 400 kilometers
Peterborough 655 kilometers