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Bear River Valley Recreation Area

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Address: 101 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2491
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Great area both paved and dirt paths. In season bathrooms available and a couple of covered pic in areas If you are into geocaching there are a few along the trail. Come... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2016
Crystal G
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Petoskey, Michigan
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Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Great area both paved and dirt paths. In season bathrooms available and a couple of covered pic in areas If you are into geocaching there are a few along the trail. Come and enjoy the foot bridges that cross the river. Or watch the fishermen at the mouth of the river

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The pier made for a lovely walk on a cool day. Very photogenic and beautiful surroundings. It was worth the stop!

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I've read about this place for a few years now. Finally got a chance to stop and check it out. Like other recent reviews, it is a combo of paved, gravel and dirt paths, located on both sides of the river. There are little bridges and some steps that cross over here and there. Historical signage is a real nice... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Paved bike/foot trail branches off the Little Traverse Wheelway near Petoskey Marina and follows up the creek fairly steeply, best views from unpaved foot trail following north side of the creek after crossing over foot bridge near parking lot on Lake St. Interpretive signs explain the history of all the former mills and dams along here. judging from the number... More 

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marshall, MI USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for a scenic walk or if you want to get gorgeous water pictures. Super for photography. Visit the dam near the mouth to see salmon jumping during the fall. We saw fisherman catch several salmon.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Our big dog needed a break from the hours in the car and found this park on the map. The park is a series of paved and dirt pathways and bridges alongside a fast flowing, shaded and rocky river ravine. There are multiple entrances on both side and some parking areas for those entrances which are staircases down into the... More 

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Thank Sue E
Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Went on a short afternoon walk on the trail. It was very quiet and peaceful, and you are surrounded by woods with a nice small river running along the trail. Hard to believe it is in the middle of town. Trail was relatively flat, with a mixture of gravel and paved. Lots of people fishing at some of the bridges.... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were here on a day when it was raining on and off. So, that kind of dampened the fun a bit. I like that you can go down by the river, and let your kids throw rocks in, etc. If we're ever in Petoskey again, I can see us going back here.

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Thank JalenafromMichigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place is neat, wish we would have seen someone kayaking but midweek during the day is probably not the best time to get a chance. The paths are paved and gravel, your choice and very well maintained. You can tell care was put into this place and it shows. We very much enjoyed taking the time to visit and... More 

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Ortonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I have been coming here since this place was just a hang out under the bridge. Now it has been turned into an attraction for hikers and cyclists. There is a beautiful trail for hiking and biking that runs on both sides of the river. There is a pavilion and lots of places to picnic. Modern restroom facilities are also... More 

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