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Pigeon River Country State Forest Area

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Food & Drink

If you are looking for a place to grab a bite after exploring Pigeon River, head up the road to the Thirsty Sturgeon in Wolverine which easily has the best food in the area! Trail Town Tavern in Vanderbilt is also worth a stop, as is Snowbelt Brewery in Gaylord.

Recommended Routes in Pigeon River Country State Forest Area - 1

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Favorite An interesting tree - with absolutely no foliage.
Intermediate Intermediate

Shingle Mill Pathway Loop

6.8 mi 11.0 km 146' Up 44.45 m Up 151' Down 45.93 m Down

Gaylord, MI
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Pigeon River Country State Forest Area Running

  • 95 Miles 153 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 4 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Pigeon River Country State Forest Area - 5

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10.6 mi 17.1 km #1Shingle Mill Pathway
Intermediate Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
78.3 mi 126.1 km #2High Country Pathway
Difficult Difficult
Atlanta, MI
Difficult Difficult
Atlanta, MI
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3Shingle Mill 10-Mile Cutoff
Intermediate Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
1.4 mi 2.2 km #4Shingle Mill 6-Mile Cutoff
Intermediate Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
3.0 mi 4.9 km #5Towermans Watch Pathway
Easy Easy
Gaylord, MI
Easy Easy
Gaylord, MI

Photos of Pigeon River Country State Forest Area - 16

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The final stretch of the trail is a 1/4 mile boardwalk through the marsh.
Jan 19, 2017 near Gaylord, MI
View off the boardwalk
Aug 22, 2018 near Gaylord, MI
Drawing water from Grass Lake
Apr 16, 2021 near Gaylord, MI
Highest point on trail
Apr 16, 2021 near Indian…, MI
An interesting tree - with absolutely no foliage.
Jul 17, 2021 near Gaylord, MI
Peeking out onto Grass Lake from the trees on a summer evening - from a nearby campsite.
Jul 17, 2021 near Gaylord, MI
An early summer morning view of Grass Lake.
Jul 17, 2021 near Gaylord, MI
The camera's horizon is level - believe it or not!
Jul 17, 2021 near Gaylord, MI

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