Whitewater in Northern Michigan is a rare find, making Petoskey’s Bear River Whitewater Park a paddler’s goldmine. Calm patches and rock-filled watery terrain are integrated in this fast-paced course just over an hour’s travel from Traverse City. Watch this action-packed footage from the park, then go there yourself.
Location: The Bear River Valley Recreation Area has a 1.5-mile path along the river and includes the .25-mile whitewater boating area. Find the path along the Bear River from Lake Street south to Standish Avenue. Main entrances off of West Lake Street and Sheridan Street.