A "Land of Endless Discovery" awaits you in Michigan's Great Up North. Welcome to Cheboygan County.
Getaway to the Cheboygan Area "Michigan's Great Up North"
Cheboygan is the Gateway to the Waterways--your perfect passage to Pure Michigan. With three rivers, three lakes and more than 40 miles of inland boating, steer your outboard through its lock system and "rev it up" on the open water. Boat to nearby islands, including Mackinac. Imagine you're the harbor master from one of seven area lighthouses. Dive more than 50 world-class shipwrecks. Bike and hike the intersection of the North Central State and North Eastern State rail-trails. Ride through Black Mountain Recreational Area, only one of three sanctioned ATV areas in Michigan.
Indian River is in the center of the Inland Waterway, two blue ribbon trout streams - Sturgeon River, the fastest flowing river in the Northern Lower Peninsula and the beautiful Pigeon River. Hunt, fish and play in 180,000+ acres of State Land including Mackinaw State Forest and the lovely Pigeon River Country State Forest, home to Michigan's only free ranging Elk Herd, the largest herd east of the Mississippi. Indian River is home to one of Michigan's best known attractions, the Cross In The Woods.
Mackinaw City is the gateway to all things Northern Michigan and proud to be the home of three National Historic sites, world's most beautiful suspension bridge "The Mighty Mac" and ferries to magical Mackinac Island.
A water lover's paradise along with its unique attractions, make Cheboygan Northern Michigan's best kept summer secret. A first class recreational destination, featuring Northern Michigan's Inland Waterway and so much more.
Located half way between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, Indian River is the center of Michigan's famed Inland Waterway, making it a boating and fishing paradise. You must see The Cross in the Woods, the largest crucifix, standing 55 feet tall.
The gateway to all things Northern Michigan! Located at the "Tip of Michigan's Mitten" Mackinaw City was voted the #1 Family Tourist Town by Family Fun Magazine. Enjoy attractions and activities for Kids of all ages. Water, trails, parks and history - your adventure starts here!
The Inland Route is one of the most picturesque and the only boat trip of its kind on the American continent. Explore the scenic grandeur of this chain of lakes and rivers.
Cheboygan is blessed with one of the finest multi-purpose trail systems in the US. The highly acclaimed North Central State Trail and the newly finished North Eastern State Trail are the destination of choice when it comes to groomed trails for cyclists and hikers alike.
State Parks to private campgrounds, you can't beat the scenery and amenities in the Cheboygan Area. Options are limitless as most of the campgrounds are located on the water granting you access to the Inland Waterway and the Great Lakes.
From its celebrations of its water heritage to arts to eclectic musical genres, Cheboygan Area's festivals and events offer visitors a chance to experience its vibrant community spirit.
The Cheboygan Area's dining experiences are as varied as its lakes. Lounge on a patio overlooking the Cheboygan River. Dock your boat in a slip at one of several fine dining restaurants. Or, grab a lunch and spend the day on the water.
An interview with The Voice of Pure Michigan, Tim Allen.
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