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Address: Petoskey, MI

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Gorgeous views along Lake Michigan

Paved, with multiple sturdy benches, picnic tables and rest areas. A brief section through Bay View unfortunately runs on the side walk along busy US 31. Our favorite stretch is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Paved, with multiple sturdy benches, picnic tables and rest areas. A brief section through Bay View unfortunately runs on the side walk along busy US 31. Our favorite stretch is from Bay Harbor to Petoskey's Marina, perfect place for a picnic near one of the two water falls, but busy on warm summer weekends. Paved trail has been recently extended... More 

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Houston, Texas
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195 reviews 195 reviews
41 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Well paved and safe bike route from Harbor to Charlevoix. Those gorgeous bay views can also provide sharp winds. Interesting close up view of the small airport between Harbor and Petoskey and the route at the end of the bay near Petoskey can be confusing so watch carefully. Ask at local cycle shops for safe alternate routes to avoid a... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is truly a spectacular Wheelway. A lot of work has been put into the building and maintenance. You can start in Charlevoix and ride, walk, or skate your way almost to Mackinaw. There are many places to stop and enjoy the view or take a break on a bench. Water fountains and bathrooms at various locations are provided. You... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We started at East Park & went north toward Harbor Springs to the State park. Did this with a 6 yo child on the trail-a-bike. I think it was ~ 15 miles round trip. Stopped for a bagel & coffee at Big Apple Bagels mid way. I'm sure we could have found a better place to eat but we were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Being an avid cyclist, I cycled this beautiful cyclist path from one end to the other and enjoyed every mile of it. Well maintained and offering some beautiful lake vistas as you cycle along.

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Moline, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We started at Magnus Park in Bay View and rode south. The views and the beautiful homes were fun to look at. Bay View was celebrating their 20th year anniversary so it is a very new town and very pretty. Then we rode back to Magnus Park and on to Petoskey State Park. The park had a beach and sand... More 

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Albany, NY
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120 reviews 120 reviews
27 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The Little Traverse Wheelway is a magnificent attraction. As far as we know it runs about 30 miles. We stayed in Petoskey and where is able to take advantage of it right there. Although it was too windy to bike ride we took several walks ; the views are magnificent as it hugs the water for much of the path... More 

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Yorktown, VA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you can ride a bike or walk and don't do at least part of the historic scenic Wheelway, you will be sorry. Bike rentals are at convenient locations. It's perfectly maintained, safe and the scenery is endless and beautiful. We did the section from Bay View to Bay Harbor and back, a perfect morning trek, easy pedaling, a perfect... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loved the bike trail! Wide and fairly well marked but you have to look for the bike route signs by the marina and Magnus park. We rode from Petoskey to Charlevoix and back but give yourself plenty of time. You do have to cross some driveways and streets in Petoskey so pay attention. The scenery was nice, especially by the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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108 reviews 108 reviews
23 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We used petosky as a home base where we rented bikes. One day went to harbor springs and all around the bay view area and the next day up to where the paved trail ends north of alanson, mi. The surface was great with views along the way, you can continue on tha path but it is grass and some... More 

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