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Little Traverse Wheelway

Petoskey, MI
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Ranked #1 of 11 Activities in Petoskey
Type: Biking Trails, Sports
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Type: Biking Trails, Sports

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Houston, Texas
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173 reviews 173 reviews
37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 review
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
27 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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Polk City, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great place to ride our recumbents . You can pick your distance and direction. Trail runs along the water in many spots.

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