ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) – The Ann Arbor school district is trying to sell 165 acres of land in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula that previously was used decades ago for environmental field trips.

The property in Missaukee County, about 160 miles northwest of Ann Arbor, is described as a duck hunter’s paradise and is listed at $165,000.

The land was used by Tappan Middle School. Randy Trent, the school’s director of physical properties, said students haven’t visited the property in at least 30 years.

Trent said the land was purchased by the district in small pieces, and the most recent sale found was from 1940. He said they’ve been trying to sell the plot for years.

According to, the terrain is described as mixed, from level to rolling, with some low-lying swampy areas. The property also adjoins a secluded 200-acre lake.

Trent told that the Missaukee County property is beautiful, but the economic situation of the past few years has made it a tough sell.

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