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Bear River Valley Recreation Area

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Great place to shot a video

It is so close the town and great to shoot video..The water is great and action is even better... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
ted e
Phoenix, Arizona
Great, small hiking trail.

If you're looking for a nice little trail to fill an hour or two, this is the place. My family of... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
dragisa t
Shelby Township, Michigan
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101 E Lake St, Petoskey, MI 49770-2491
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

start your hiking trail at one end, not in the middle so there are not a lot of steps, after a 2-hour walk those steps are not easy to climb. unless your teen. nice rolling water, like being out west.

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 17 September 2018

It is so close the town and great to shoot video..The water is great and action is even better. You need to go...

1  Thank ted e
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a nice little trail to fill an hour or two, this is the place. My family of five really enjoyed the trail and its scenic views. The majority of the trail is unpaved and runs alongside the Bear River, very beautiful....More

2  Thank dragisa t
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Located near the walking pier and vacation condos. Nice to rent a bicycle and walk your dog along the pier.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

My wife wanted to take a walk and enjoy some nature, so we took the easy walking Bear River. Was a nice round about walk and wasn't difficult to do the inclines and some rocks. Nice river sounds where the water gets a little fast...More

2  Thank Rick B
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Took a walk along the Bear River and enjoyed the wooded area and ability to be so close to the rushing water. Not a long trail but well worth it.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We walked along part of a trail but it was hot with far less tree cover than we expected. We went looking for Petoskey stones and found some.

Thank Colet C
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Just a short water from the marina and you are on the wooded trails alongside Bear River. The sound of the gurgling waters as you walk up the trails is so relaxing. Stop on the bridges to catch a view of the gentle falling waters....More

Thank drosenman
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing trail to hike by a river. We took my father- in- law who was also able to walk it. Nice afternoon in nature not too far from downtown petoskey.

2  Thank Kareylynn
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The Bear must be the shortest river in Michigan. It begins in Walloon Village as the outflow from Walloon Lake and then makes a “U” turn and heads north through Petoskey into Little Traverse Bay........which is part of Lake Michigan. Entire distance.....less than 20 miles....More

5  Thank danielwduval
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