Cut River Bridge State Roadside Park

Cut River Bridge State Roadside Park

Cut River Bridge State Roadside Park
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  • Odyssey30129801110
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the beautiful secrets of the UP
    Actually back in 1966~70 when I was going to Michigan Tech I made the trip many times. I always stopped at the Cut River Bridge to stretch my legs and enjoy the dramatically beautiful view. That was befor it became a State Park. Noe it's even better and more convenient but the views are still just as breath taking. Don't miss this beautiful little stop.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 31, 2023
  • marysia14
    141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    TWO OPTIONS.....even for those with mobility issues
    This was a great experience for the fall colors especially. While the upper path along the roadside was a little too much for an elderly family member it was breathtaking! She DID make it down the very easily path to go under the bridge. While there were also stairs to continue downward, her mobility did not allow her to go to the bottom with all the stairs. It was truly enjoyable though -- on all mobility levels!
    Visited October 2023
    Written October 16, 2023
  • Charli S
    Lansing, Michigan112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful exploration
    We really enjoyed this stop! First we walked across the bridge to get the beautiful panoramic view of the gorge and colors of all the beautiful trees. Then do a 360 and view the Lake. Us younger ones hiked down to the bottom and really enjoyed following the river to Lake. Would be a bit difficult for an elderly person as one section is steep down and up.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 17, 2023
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Jenn Y
Michigan117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Been visiting the UP since childhood and always wants to stop here and FINALLY did. It was amazing. You take over 250 stairs down to Lake Michigan and it’s absolutely beautiful. It was a quick visit but I could have easily spent the entire day with my family hiking and enjoying the water. Add this to your list of stops you won’t be sorry.
Written September 12, 2022
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Beth B
Hudsonville, MI42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This was an amazing stop. I must have gone over this bridge dozens of times growing up and not realized that it was a suspension bridge.
We were able to go down the trail just a bit to see the underside of the bridge. Amazing! Then we did the 200 plus stairs down to the beach. Worth it!

There are more hiking trails in this little park that we did not hike.
Only vault toilets on the site, the only down side to this beautiful little park.
Written October 1, 2022
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Dave P
Marquette, MI316 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
After crossing the Cut River Bridge many times over the years, we finally stopped on our way back home to Marquette from St. Ignace. And we're glad we did. It was a little unnerving walking along the top of the bridge so close to fast traffic, but it was cool going down a few steps and standing directly underneath, viewing the support structure of the bridge. There is a small trail system that apparently descends all the way down to the river (the sign says one trail is roughly a 20 minute hike and the other a 30 minute hike), but we didn't take advantage of the opportunity.
Written August 23, 2022
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Odyssey30129801110
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Actually back in 1966~70 when I was going to Michigan Tech I made the trip many times. I always stopped at the Cut River Bridge to stretch my legs and enjoy the dramatically beautiful view. That was befor it became a State Park. Noe it's even better and more convenient but the views are still just as breath taking. Don't miss this beautiful little stop.
Written August 31, 2023
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marysia14
Southgate, Michigan141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023
This was a great experience for the fall colors especially. While the upper path along the roadside was a little too much for an elderly family member it was breathtaking! She DID make it down the very easily path to go under the bridge. While there were also stairs to continue downward, her mobility did not allow her to go to the bottom with all the stairs. It was truly enjoyable though -- on all mobility levels!
Written October 16, 2023
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Robyn R
Minneapolis, MN19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We loved the underside view of the bridge and got some cool photos. We went down the stairs which weren’t so bad and climbed up the slope under the bridge to leave (which is sandy and a *bit* difficult because of traction issues) The hike was easy and pretty but our favorite was just walking with our dog in the beach and playing in the sand. Beautiful view and we were alone almost for the entire two hours we were there.
Written July 18, 2023
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Katilyn K
31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
I was excited to see this bridge and explore. But when we came last September 2017 US 2 was closed due to construction on the bridge. So.. this year September 2018. The bridge is still closed due to construction. When will this be open?
Written September 10, 2018
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tymetraveler222
Bay City, MI6,751 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This park is well-kept, with several picnic tables. The restrooms are chemical toilets. Needs more trash cans! The Cut River Bridge provides wonderful views down into the limestone valley below the bridge. Walk out onto the bridge for these views. Walk down the stairs (with lookouts, and lots of benches) to the Cut River, where it feeds into Lake Michigan. Beach is OK. Beautiful views. Walk the trail on either side of the river (there is a small footbridge for you to cross), back towards the picnic area. This can be a stressful trail, as it has a couple of good hills to climb. Benches at each hill. Wood chip path. You can also access a paved trail that goes under the bridge, then joins the stairway. Good views of the structure under the bridge. Quiet. Most times have the beach to yourself. Free.
Written September 4, 2007
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chris h
Michigan80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
I had been across this bridge (US 2) many times on may way across the UP to Marquette, MI. Finally decided to stop and see what the big deal was about this bridge (there are info signs posted upon approach to it). Lots of well maintained stair-steps, down, down, down to the Cut River- the river itself is only maybe 3 feet wide- with a little beaten-path trail you could walk along, upriver or to a very shallow, wide delta where it flows into Lake Michigan. Beautiful picnic areas on either side of the bridge. Beautiful scenery from the bridge, as well as great views from the stairs.
Written September 28, 2017
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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,037 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
My spouse and I cross this bridge and area between 10-12 times each year when traveling between our home and our summer cottage beneath Mighty Mac in Lower Michigan.

Located along scenic US2 between Brevort and Epoufette in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the historic bridge spans the Cut River Valley. Roadside parks and trails surround the bridge, making it a most attractive stop for travelers.

Many years we have hit it just right when the fall colors peak. You cannot imagine the colorful mosaic of trees showing off their glorious colors of gold, yellow, bronze, copper, red, orange, russet and brown.

We never tire of driving through this area, and missed it greatly during the several years when it was closed for repairs.
Written September 3, 2015
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