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Bear River Trail - Petoskey

As you travel through Petoskey, look for the Bear River Trail when you cross the Bear River bridge. This short, enjoyable 1.1-mile paved trail runs south through a steep ravine and natural area along the Bear River rapids. The rapids plunges 75 feet through the ravine and was modified with large boulders to create a thrilling whitewater experience for paddlesports.

The Bear River Trail begins at Mineral Well Park on Lake Street (where the Little Traverse Wheelway crosses the Bear River) and ends at the Sheridan Street Trailhead.

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Trail Resource Guide

Accommodations & Lodging
Apple Tree Inn Apple Tree Inn
915 Spring Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 348-2900
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1751 US 131 Sourth
Petoskey, MI 49770
1-888-497-0105
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Stafford's Bay View Inn Stafford's Bay View Inn
2011 Woodland Avenue
Bay View, MI 49770
1-800-258-1886
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Stafford's Perry Hotel Stafford's Perry Hotel
100 Lewis Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
1-866-548-0700
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Bicycle & Fitness Shops
High Gear Sports High Gear Sports
1171 US31 North, Suite A
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 347-6118
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Latitude 45 Bicycles & Fitness Latitude 45 Bicycles & Fitness
476 W. Mitchell
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 348-5342
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Touring Gear Touring Gear
108 East Third Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
(231) 526-7152
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Food/Restaurants/Ice Cream
Stafford's Pier Restaurant Stafford's Pier Restaurant
102 E. Bay Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
(231) 526-6201
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Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant
106 Pine River Lane
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 547-4311
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The Drawbridge Bistro The Drawbridge Bistro
100 Michigan Avenue
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 758-3801
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Trail Groups and Developers
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources
525 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909

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Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
PO Box 27187
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 485-6022
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Top of Michigan Trails Council Top of Michigan Trails Council
1687 M-119
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 348-8280
Web Link
Tourist Information
Emmet County Parks Emmet County Parks
200 Division Street
Petoskey, MI 49770
(231) 348-1704
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Trail Supporter
Consumers Energy Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201-2276

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League of Michigan Bicyclists League of Michigan Bicyclists
416 S. Cedar Street, Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 334-9100
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Michigan Brewers Guild Michigan Brewers Guild
225 W. Washtenaw, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933

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