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Rails to Trails star!

I love it when a municipality or any public entity sees the benefit of using an old railroad bed to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gene R
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Paved bike trail

This bike trail is Paved and pretty easy to ride. At times the views are beautiful and other times... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Canton, Ohio
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“bike path” (28 reviews)
“bay view” (18 reviews)
Petoskey, MI
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love it when a municipality or any public entity sees the benefit of using an old railroad bed to provide off road space for bicyclists, runners and walkers. Petoskey and the area surrounding have done it right!

Thank Gene R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This bike trail is Paved and pretty easy to ride. At times the views are beautiful and other times the views in the woods are lovely. We are not serious bikers but we're able to do this trail, however we did split it into 2...More

Thank DeeDee2215
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ride this wheelway almost daily anywhere from Bay Shore to Alanson. Although, you can probably ride from Traverse City to Mackinaw City and points beyond. Thanks to Dave Russell and others we are blessed with this beautiful asset to the quality of life "UP...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rode from Charlevoix to Petoskey State Park and back and loved the trail. The few hills aren't bad and there aren't many road crossings where I felt we were in danger. The views of Lake Michigan were nice and the exercise was good for us....More

Thank trbeer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this bike path. It follows along Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan and you often have great water views. In Petoskey there are convenient parks and opportunities to refill water bottles or picnic. I have biked it from Charlevoix to Petoskey downtown, past...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Bay Inn near Bay Harbor and Split the trail into 2 rides. Day 1 we rode from Petoskey to Charlevoix. 30+ miles. Beautiful views and the the trail conditions were perfect. Very flat. Had lunch in Charlevoix and rode back to Petoskey....More

1  Thank Dean C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent trailway, parts of it are as good as anything you will find (the far western and far eastern ends are on the lake as well as a stretch in Petoskey. Other reviewers have noted the hill on the way into Harbor...More

1  Thank westchester2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Days we biked were overcast but had a great time. Paths very well maintained. Awesome views down by the bay.

1  Thank JanetMOdell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family rode on this bike path when we stopped in Petoskey on our way up to Mackinac Island. My husband and I , and our two boys, ages 11 and 8, started at the Bay Front park. We ate a picnic lunch in the...More

1  Thank Caroyn O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in northern Michigan in mid-August and my sister suggested we spend an afternoon riding bikes. We started near the Historical Museum downtown Petoskey and rode toward Charlevoix. I think we did about 20 miles roundtrip. The entire trail was paved and (with the...More

1  Thank alfarm
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Sally L
17 August 2017|
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Response from Neg156 | Reviewed this property |
On the part of the trail we were on, there was a slight down hill going from the parking area towards Harbor Springs and then a big downhill, but short, into Harbor springs the way we went so you would have to go up those... More
Jill C
3 October 2016|
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Response from Summer5 | Reviewed this property |
The Wheelaway is a paved bike trail. It is not a bike shop. There are bike shops in Petoskey or Charlevoix that rent bikes but I never needed to rent a bike.
29 August 2016|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
When we biked in August, we stayed at the Terrace Inn in Bay View and rode through Bay View over to the light at Kilwin's crossing US 31 and picked up the trail just behind Kilwin's. That way you can travel west toward... More