Welcome to Indian River!
Indian River, named after the river which
flows through it, is conveniently nestled in the center of the
northern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and is gifted with
some of most beautiful natural resources you’ll find in the
state. About 25 miles south of the Mackinaw Bridge, north of
Gaylord, east of Harbor Springs and Petoskey, and west of
Onaway, Indian River is a place that visitors of all ages will
find many pleasures to enjoy during any season of the year.
Indian River is the ideal location to boat, fish, hunt, camp,
golf, bike, swim, jog, hike, kayak, canoe, raft, tube, sail,
ORV, snowmobile, ski, sightsee, bird watch, mushroom hunt,
skate, play tennis/baseball/basketball/soccer, skateboard, berry
pick, geocache, horseback ride, tour, dine or shop. We are in
the center of Michigan’s longest Inland Waterway, including 4
rivers (Cheboygan, Indian, Upper Black and Crooked Rivers) and 4
lakes (Mullett, Burt, Crooked and Pickerel Lakes). Burt and
Mullett Lakes are the 4th and 5th largest lakes in Michigan. Two
Blue Ribbon Trout Streams, the Sturgeon and Pigeon Rivers, flow
into Burt and Mullett Lakes respectively with the Sturgeon River
being honored as the lower peninsula’s fastest flowing river. We
are surrounded by 180,000+ acres of State Land in Cheboygan
County and close to the renowned Pigeon River Country State
Forest, which is approximately 105,000 acres and boasts the
largest free roaming elk herd east of the Mississippi River.
Visit our host of outdoor pleasures including 52 acres of sports
and fun at Cooperation Park, 625 feet of sandy beachfront at
DeVoe Public Beach, 12 miles of trail on the Wildwood Hills
Pathway, 30 miles of trail in the Black Mt. Recreation Area, 62
miles of crushed limestone on the
North Central State Trail,
hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails, 225 miles of ORV trails
on the Tomahawk ORV trail and in the Black Mt. Recreation Area,
360 feet of boardwalk along the Indian River and the world’s
largest wooden crucifix (55 feet tall) at the National Shrine of The
Cross in The Woods.
See You Around Indian River, Where Adventures Come Naturally!
Things to see and do for every season: [Spring]