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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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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
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Pickerel Lake Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gaylord, MI
Intermediate/Difficult
Gaylord, MI
93.7 mi 150.7 km #7Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail
Easy
Mio, MI
Easy
Mio, MI
65.6 mi 105.5 km #8North Central State Trail
Easy
Saint Ignace, MI
Easy
Saint Ignace, MI

Photos of Pigeon River Country State Forest Area - 8

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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
Wood plank bridges elevate a portion of the trail to keep off mossy undergrowth.
Jan 3, 2019 near Gaylord, MI
Some of the boardwalk is in need of repair.
Dec 26, 2019 near Atlanta, MI
Devil's Soup Bowl
Dec 26, 2019 near Indian…, MI
Pigeon River where the trail goes over the bridge by the Pine Grove campground.
Sep 19, 2018 near Indian…, MI
A creek flowing into Grass Lake.
Jan 3, 2019 near Gaylord, MI
View of a bend in the Pigeon River.
Jan 3, 2019 near Gaylord, MI