Some people only need a few acres to be happy while major corporations for some reason seem to gobble up thousands and thousands of acres.

If you're looking to purchase land in Michigan, you don't have to go far. There are tens of thousands of properties and rural land for sale in the state.

The question we're wondering is, who owns the most land in Michigan?

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Owning Property in Michigan

I grew up on seven acres in Lapeer County when I was a kid. Back then, I wanted nothing more than to move away and find a place in the city. It didn't matter the city, I just didn't want to live in the country. Now that I'm older and wiser (sort of), all I want is to find some property way out in the country. The country, that's where I want to be.

I was recently looking at available property in the Upper Peninsula and it got me thinking. Who owns the most land in Michigan? I wondered if it was one person or a large company. Turns out, it's a company.

Brad Mann; Unsplash
Brad Mann; Unsplash
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Who Owns More Land Than Anyone Else in Michigan?

According to World Population Review, Plum Creek, a lumber company that merged with Weyerhaeuser Company, was the largest private landowner in Michigan after purchasing a whopping 650,000 acres in the Upper Peninsula in 2005.

Weyerhaeuser purchased Plum Creek back in 2015 for over $8 Billion so technically that would make Weyerhaeuser the largest private landowner in Michigan.

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