Michigan Water Trails is pleased to announce that Bear Creek Township has added the Bear River Water Trail to the website. The Bear River runs 14.5 miles from Walloon Lake in Charlevoix County to Little Traverse Bay in Emmet County. The upper 13 miles is flat water through extensive wetland and marsh. There is very limited development along the river due to the wetlands and extensive public land ownership making it a great quiet respite outside the resort areas of Petoskey and Boyne City. The lower 1.5 miles of river runs through the City of Petoskey's Bear River Recreation Area and includes a mile of white water below Sheridan Road.
More Information: Bear River Water Trail
Created on Monday, January 18, 2021