Bear River Valley Recreation Area, Petoskey

4.9
#3 of 7 in Parks in Petoskey
Valley · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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4.8
TripAdvisor
  • What a great experience to walk along the Bear River. We both agreed that the next times we are headed north we will return again. Don’t forget to watch the fishing by the bridge.  more »
  • Amazing scenery along the river walk. Will absolutely return next time we are “up north.” Also don’t miss watching the fishing at the bridge.  more »
Google
  • Beautiful park. Great place to walk with the family and little ones even if you venture of the beaten path. Well worth the stop if you like nature and are in the city. Will come back again for sure.
  • Really cool trails on both sides of the river, right through the heart of town. The park and decorative area underneath the bridge near the mouth make great event locations. Helpful for scouting out portage/pull-out areas, as the river has some 5-7' drops at the very end, especially fast in the spring, not passable by most kayakers

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