Northern Michigan Land Brokers

Luce County

Luce County

Luce County is located in the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula and neighbors ChippewaMackinacSchoolcraft and Alger counties. As of 2023, it has a population of 6,435 and spans approximately 1,912 square miles. The City of Newberry is the largest city in Luce County consisting of 1,443 people as of 2023. Some other commonly-known areas in Luce County include McMillian and Lakefield. Named after former Michigan governor, Cyrus G. Luce, Luce County was officially established on March 17, 1887 after it separated from Chippewa and Mackinac Counties. 

If you're looking for an area packed with outdoor recreation opportunities, then Luce County should be your destination. This area has over 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 111 miles of ATV trails and 77 miles of designated motorcycle trails. Whatever you prefer to do outside there is plenty of land to explore. With 300,000 acres of public land, 15,000 acres of inland lakes, 658 miles of rivers/streams, and 32 miles of Lake Superior shoreline you will be able to fill your day exploring the area.


Perhaps the most popular spot is Tahquamenon Falls State Park,which includes 52,000 acres spanning over 13 miles of land. This state park also includes one of the largest waterfalls in the United States. The Upper Falls are approximately 200 feet across and has a drop of 50 feet, making it a must-see piece of natural beauty. Both residents and tourists here also get a front row seat to native wildlife, as in 2002, Newberry was designated Michigan's Moose Capital by the State Legislature.

View our current listings in Luce County

Additional resources for Luce County:

Luce County website with courthouse information:

Health Department: