File 71 – 150.5 Acres on the Porcupine River, $40,000 Canadian
Beautiful Northeastern Ontario.
In the middle of nowhere, yet, not that far from civilization.
I’s only a boat ride away or a snowmobile ride away depending on the season.
WHERE IS THIS PROPERTY?
This 150.5 acre property is located in Holye Township northeast of the City of Timmins in Northeastern Ontario.
Holyle Township is within the boundary of the City of Timmins so it is AN ORGANIZED TOWNSHIP.
The property is zoned “RURAL”
The Rural zoning will allow for the construction of a “HUNT CAMP”.
The “Hunt camp” can be no larger than 500 square feet and CANNOT be lived in year round.
A very nice property that is divided by the PORCUPINE RIVER.
About 14 acres of the property is on the north side of the river.
The remaining 136 acres more or less is on the south side of the river.
The 14 acres on the north side of the river has about 561.68 meters or 1,842.78 feet of river frontage on the Porcupine River.
The remaining 136 acres on the south side of the river has about 561.68 meters or 1,842.78 feet of river frontage on the Porcupine River.
Where the river is in front of the property the width ranges from 60 feet to 120 feet.
THE PROPERTY RIGHTS
SURFACE RIGHTS COME WITH THIS PROPERTY
TREE RIGHTS COME WITH THIS PROPERTY other than the pine trees which are reserved to the Crown.
MINERAL RIGHTS COME WITH THIS PROPERTY
There are some very nice building spots on the property that would overlook the river.
All you have to do is decide what view you want.
RIVER ACCESS ONLY
You can only get to this property by watercraft in the non-winter months.
In winter you could snowmobile to the property by following old mostly grown in timber roads.
YOU CANNOT DRIVE TO THIS PROPERTY IN YOUR TRUCK!
HISTORICAL INFO ON THIS PROPERTY
What an interesting property this is.
A review of the original patent shows that the land was patented by the Crown for “The Volunteers who served in South Africa and the Volunteer Militia who served on the Frontier in 1866”.
That is a pretty neat history on this parcel of land.
The patent tells that the land grant was for 150.5 ACRES.
ABOUT THE TREES
A review of the original patent tells that you own all the trees except for “ALL PINE TREES” are reserved to the Crown.
A local forester we know states that there are no “pine trees” on this property or in that area so that reservation really does not mean anything to this property.
The trees on the property HAVE NOT BEEN HARVESTED so the property is well wooded.
Aproximately the north half of the property is mostly hardwoods like Poplar Trees and some Birch Trees.
Most of the south half of the property is mainly softwoods like Spruce Trees and Balsam Trees.
You could use your own trees from the property to build your HUNT CABIN.
THERE ARE NO SERVICES TO THIS PROPERTY
Yes, you are completely OFF THE GRID.
Here is your opportunity to GO GREEN and reduce your carbon footprint.
Use solar or wind power to light your cabin and perhaps have a generator as a back up.
It’s also your opportunity to practice being self sustaining.
While you visit your hunt camp you can live off the land, fish the river for some of your food, pick berries go hunting while in season and pretend you are Daniel Boone.
WHAT IS THE LAND LIKE?
Looking at the contour maps reveals that the majority of the property is good and dry.
There appears to be a small creek originating in a small pond about the center of the property and it flows down to the river.
This portion is where the moose will be hanging around in as they like the wet area and that is also where they go to calf.
In all, it seems that there is a fairly gentle slope down to the Porcupine River.
It does not appear that there has been any flooding on the river when we were in that area last year looking at other properties that we sold.
The soil in the area is mostly clay base with some sandy loam throughout.
CROWN LAND abuts the property to the north.
You can access about 1,000 acres of Crown land.
That gives you another 1,000 acres to hunt on and play on for free.
Cell service is sporadic but with the addition of a booster can be decent.
How far is this property from Civilization?
We went on the river from the east end (the Hoyle end).
From the boat launch at Holye it is a 10 kilometer boat ride to the property.
Taking your time and fishing by trolling slowly along the way at most it would take you about a half hour to get to the property.
By the time you get to the property you most likely will have your fish limit.
From the City of Timmins it is about 25 kilometers or about 15 miles.
Then go to the boat launch area and park your vehicle and go for your boat ride.
The former operating Kidd Creek mine and tailings pond is about 3 kilometers south of this property.
LIKE TO HUNT?
The property is located in Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 30.
There are moose in this area.
Not everyone wants to go by boat to get to a good moose hunting area so there is minimal pressure on the moose.
There are plenty of Black Bear in the area to satisfy any bear hunter.
Hang some food in a tree and sit back and expect visitors.
Of course, the small game hunting in this area is always good.
Another exciting thing is the waterfowl hunting. You are in the flyway and there are plenty of ducks and geese to go around.
LIKE TO FISH?
When we went to see the other property we caught our limit from the time we launched the boat to the time we got to the property.
This property is right next door.
The Porcupine River begins at Porcupine Lake and flows northeast under Ontario Highway 101 out of the lake at the community of Porcupine between the neighbourhoods of Pottsville and Golden City. It flows northeast, takes in the left tributary North Porcupine River, flows southeast through the neighbourhood of Hoyle and again under Highway 101, and reaches its mouth at the northwest of Night Hawk Lake.
Do all your major shopping in the City of Timmins.
We don’t have any pictures of this property as we just got the property to sell this week of March 09, 2019.
We have however been to the adjoining property to the east.
We were there in the fall showing another property.
Knowing that we had another property coming on the market over the winter we took pictures and sure enough when that property came to us to sell in February we were ready with pictures from the fall.
HAD WE KNOWN that this new property was coming on the market we would have taken pictures of this new property.
But, we didn’t know so please don’t get confused.
The river pictures we are now showing on this new listing are from the property next door.
It’s the same river and the shoreline is the same the properties are similar but it is NOT the property we are selling today.
Toronto to this property 702 kilometers
North Bay to this property 350 kilometers
Ottawa to this property 703 kilometers