THE BLANCHE RIVER
This property is located in the UNORGANIZED GRENFELL TOWNSHIP in the District of Timiskaming in NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO.
Grenfell Township is west of the Town of Kirkland Lake and just east of Highway 11
The property fronts on both sides of the Blanche River between the Community of Swastika and Kenogami Lake.
Spring, Summer and Fall in northeastern Ontario are the best.
Fresh air, lots of sun and long, lazy days.
Absolutely perfect for getting out and exploring the great outdoors.
We are told that you have cell service at this property!
NATURALLY SEVERED INTO TWO PARTS
This is a unique property that is naturally divided by the waters of the Blanche River.
The Blanche River splits the peninsula property from the rest of the property.
The peninsula portion is about 31 acres in size.
The peninsula enjoys about 3,320 feet of frontage along the south shore of the river.
The remaining portion of the property of about 145 acres is on the north side of the property.
This portion of the property enjoys about 3,980 feet of frontage along the north shore of the river.
Because the river creates a NATURAL SEVERANCE, you can get an ONTARIO LAND SURVEYOR to survey the east or west portion of the property and have the surveyor register the survey and give it a REFERENCE PLAN NUMBER and you can legally sell one or both of these two parts.
The nice thing about this is that you don’t require any authority to grant you a severance as the river created the natural severance.
OFF THE GRID
There is no access to electrical power here but you can certainly be off the grid and on solar power.
If you build a cabin you can choose from wiring a cabin for a generator or for solar power or for wind power or a combination of all or some of these.
You can have propane lights and propane stove and fridge.
WATER (BOAT) ACCESS
There are no roads leading to this property so you cannot drive to the property.
There are THREE (3) areas to launch your boat from.
All three are privately owned and require either permission from the owners and/or a fee to park your vehicle and launch your boat.
These three are
1-the Kenogami Lake Marina
2- the Kenogami Bridge Inn
3- a private property on the northeast side of the bridge (the owner lives next door).
The seller states that a pontoon boat can easily motor at full speed up the river to the property.
You could easily do the same with a boat.
When we look at Google Maps and other mapping programs we can see that there is a trail along the westerly side of the river.
This trail leads to and past this property.
We can only assume that this may be a snowmobile trail for winter use.
A review of the patent reveals that
SURFACE RIGHTS COME WITH THIS PROPERTY
TREE RIGHTS COME WITH THIS PROPERTY except for the PINE TREES which are reserved to the CROWN
There is a 1 CHAIN or 66FOOT SHORELINE ALLOWANCE along both sides of the river.
This Township is AN UNORGANIZED TOWNSHIP so there is NO OFFICIAL PLAN and NO ZONING.
NO BUILDING PERMIT required.
Crown land abuts this property to the west, to the north and to the south.
The property abuts the Northland Railway to the east and then more crown lands east of the railway tracks.
(SEE THE AERIAL PHOTO SHOWING WHERE THE CROWN LANDS ARE).
Crown land abuts this propertyto the west and north and to the south.
The east side of the property is bordered by railway tracks of the THE TEMISKAMING AND NORTHERN ONTARIO RAILWAY COMMISSION.
More Crown land abuts the railway track to the east.
We mention earlier in our story that there is about 31 acres of land on the peninsula.
Between the peninsula property and south to Highway 568 there is land owned by Anconia Resources Corp.
They had their property harvested in 2017 right to just below the 31 acre peninsula parcel.
You can see where their timber was harvested and how close it came to this property.
The old skid trails are still there and they would make very good ATV trails now so if you got permission to go on the Anconia lands you could drive at ATV right to the peninsula property.
The peninsula 31 acres have not been harvested so there are plenty of mature trees on that 31 acres.
Maybe build a log cabin with your own trees?
ABOUT THE BLANCHE RIVER
The river begins at Sesekinika Lake in geographic Maisonville Township and flow west under Ontario Highway 11, turns south, heads through Kenogami Lake, then back under Ontario Highway 11 at the settlement of Kenogami Lake, flows under the Ontario Northland Railway (ONR) mainline and past Kenogami Lake Station, enters the municipality of Kirkland Lake and reaches the community of Swastika.
This is an enjoyable river to boat, canoe or kayak on.
Fish the river for your supper or take the opportunity to enjoy the local wildlife that forage along this river.
The river averages between 140 feet to 200 feet wide where it flows through this property.
CLOSEST COMMUNITY and LARGE CENTER
The closest community is the small community of Kenogami Lake, Ontario (population around 300).
The next one is Swastika just about 5 minutes down Highway 66 towards Kirkland Lake.
The largest nearby center is the town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario (population around 9,000) to the east about 15 kilometers on Highway 66.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
The Seller states that trees have not been harvested on about half of the property so there are mature trees on this property.
Trees that will be found on this property are mostly Spruce Trees and Poplar Trees.
A review of the contour maps show that the property is quite level and there is a gradual slope down to the waters edge.
Overall the property is about 4-9 feet higher that the river level.
Some areas are banked higher than other areas.
I talked to an acquaintance of mine who likes to canoe and fish on the Blanche River and he says that the river has a slower speed and it averages anywhere from 4 feet deep to about 9 feet deep.
There are deeper areas and that is where he catches his Walleye.
LIKE TO FISH, HUNT, BOAT, CANOE OR KAYAK?
Fishing is a special part of living in the north.
In the Kirkland Lake area , we are blessed with an abundance of different species, including Splake and Aurora trout.
Hunting has always been part of our way of life in the north.
In the Kirkland Lake area, opportunities abound for both small and large game hunting.
Fish the Blanche River or other local lakes and rivers for Walleye and Northern Pike.
There is not a lot of fishing pressure on these rivers and lakes so fishing can be quite successful.
The pristine waters of the north make the Kirkland Lake district a kayak and canoer's paradise.
Local favourites include the Blanche River.
Lots of nice scenery to enjoy.
Our distances will be to the Community of Kenogami Lake and then a 4.4 kilometer boat or canoe or Kayak ride to the property
Toronto to the property it is about 598 kilometers.
Niagara Falls to the property it is about 695 kilometers.
Barrie to the property it is about 491 kilometers.
North Bay to the property it is about 243 kilometers.
Ottawa to the property it is about 600 kilometers.
Windsor to the property it is about 920 kilometers.
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