Welcome to Stanton Township, a place to call home.
We take great pride in our community and provide a variety of recreational facilities and activities. The 2000 census indicates our population to be 1, 268 with a land area of 122.3 square miles and water area of 1.2 square miles. We have miles of Lake Superior and Portage Canal lake shore. Stanton Township is located in Houghton County, in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As you navigate our website, you will be offered links to sites that provide additional information on Stanton Township. You are invited to contact us at any time for further information or assistance.
Demographics (via the Houghton County website)
2022 Dust Control Program
Stanton Township residents that would like the public road treated in the vicinity of their property or home can do so this year (2022) with a 50/50 cost-share program. This means Stanton Township will pay 50%, and home/landowners are required to pay 50% of dust control treatment costs.
To get the lower Government Rate, your payment and details MUST be received by May 23, 2022. Checks can be made payable to Stanton Township and sent to our address:
- 50960 Canal Road
Houghton, MI 49931
To get your location on the list, please complete the below form:
If you are unable to complete the form, you can send location information to the township supervisor at Stantonsupervisor@gmail.com to get on the list.
We will need the home/property owners’ name, address, desired treatment location (location from the nearest crossroad, other road junction, or prominent landmark), and the desired length of road treatment. The township has flags for homeowners to mark locations and can be picked up at the office with an appointment.
- Treatment widths can be either 12′ wide or 24′ wide for cost-sharing.
- Continuous Application Rate Shall be a minimum length of 2,000′ and 12′ wide.
- All applications shall be increments of 25′ in length.
- Anything over four hours to unload the truck will be billed as Intermittent.
- Weather permitting, the first application will be the week of June 13th.
- Redridge Dam Historical Site
- Agate Beach Day and campgrounds
- North Canal Day Park / Breakers
- Kenner Dome/ Recreation area
- Toivola Recreation Hall
- North Canal Boat Launch
- Freda Loop Snowmobile Trail
- Heikkinen School Museum Toivola
- Misery Bay Beach (even though it is in Ontonagon County)
- Marsin Preserve and Marsin Nature Retreat Center (hiking trails)