Presque Isle Off-Water Homes and Cottages for Sale
Wisconsin’s last wilderness is the nickname given Presque Isle, Wis. Located in the far northeast corner of Vilas County along Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this community covers 74.4 square miles. Almost 300 years ago the area was discovered by French missionaries who named the area, Presque Isle or “Almost an Island.” They gave this name because of the more than 1000 lakes and 70 rivers and streams that surround the area, including the headwaters that dump into Lake Superior.
The area had a long logging history, served by a spur of the C & NW railroad out of Mercer, Wis. The town’s first name was Fosterville after the owner of the mill and then it became Winegar, after the next mill owner. The mill closed in the 1930s and became Presque Isle in 1955, according to the Presque Isle Chamber when it was deemed a more “alluring” name.
Today just over 600 are permanent residents and there are a plethora of seasonal residents. The world’s largest walleye rearing pond now occupy what used to be mill ponds. The area is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiast of all types and the town revels in the wilderness setting.
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- MLS #141765 12527 Haase Rd, Presque Isle, WI 54557
beds: 3, baths: 2, acres: 45, space: 2400,
- MLS #141105 7764 Frontier Rd, Presque Isle, WI 54557
beds: 2, baths: 1, acres: 64, space: 943,
- MLS #137857 7132 Cth P, Presque Isle, WI 54557
beds: 3, baths: 3, acres: 14.5, space: 3088,
- MLS #143945 12581 Kratowicz Rd, Presque Isle, WI 54557
beds: 2, baths: 2, acres: 5, space: 1200,
- MLS #138473 9482 Snow Shoe Rd, Presque Isle, WI 54557
beds: 2, baths: 1, acres: 1.81, space: 1307,
- MLS #141347 9168 River Park, Presque Isle, WI 54512
beds: 1, baths: 1, acres: 1.51, space: 990,
- MLS #137630 8033 Bow Rd, Presque Isle, WI 54557
beds: 4, baths: 3, acres: 5.95, space: 2896,
- MLS #137101 11863 Riverside Dr, Presque Isle, WI 54557
beds: 2, baths: 1, acres: 3, space: 0,
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