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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

Shingle Mill Pathway Loop

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

Gaylord, MI

Pigeon River Country State Forest Area Running

  • 263 Miles 423 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Pigeon River Country State Forest Area - 8

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78.3 mi 126.1 km #1High Country Pathway
Difficult
Atlanta, MI
Difficult
Atlanta, MI
10.6 mi 17.1 km #2Shingle Mill Pathway
Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
1.5 mi 2.4 km #3Shingle Mill 10-Mile Cutoff
Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
1.4 mi 2.2 km #4Shingle Mill 6-Mile Cutoff
Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate
Gaylord, MI
3.0 mi 4.9 km #5Towermans Watch Pathway
Easy
Gaylord, MI
Easy
Gaylord, MI
93.7 mi 150.7 km #6Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail
Easy
Mio, MI
Easy
Mio, MI
65.6 mi 105.5 km #7North Central State Trail
Easy
Saint Ignace, MI
Easy
Saint Ignace, MI
2.1 mi 3.4 km #8Pickerel Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Gaylord, MI

Photos of Pigeon River Country State Forest Area - 16

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An early summer morning view of Grass Lake.
Jul 17, 2021 near Gaylord, 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
Highest point on trail
Apr 16, 2021 near Indian…, MI
Drawing water from Grass Lake
Apr 16, 2021 near Gaylord, MI
View off the boardwalk
Aug 22, 2018 near Gaylord, MI
The final stretch of the trail is a 1/4 mile boardwalk through the marsh.
Jan 19, 2017 near Gaylord, MI
The camera's horizon is level - believe it or not!
Jul 17, 2021 near Gaylord, MI