Bear River Valley Recreation Area – Winter
A wonderful amenity in Petoskey, the Bear River Valley Recreation Area touts a 1.5 mile path along the beautiful Bear River. Cross-country ski or snowshoe then walk into town for coffee, hot chocolate or a visit to one of the local pubs or brewery.
In the warmer months, the Bear River Valley Recreation Area area is popular for walking, biking and birding.
This beautiful facility also includes a 1/4 mile long whitewater course ( https://bahnhof.com/rentals/whitewater-paddling-in-northern-michigan.html )- the only one of its kind in the lower peninsula.
To google a starting point, enter 101 East Lake Street. The path runs between Lake and Sheridan streets.