As summer coasts into fall and temperatures become more moderate, cruising the bike lane is a great place to be. The spectacular natural beauty and variety of trail systems in the Petoskey Area make it a one-of-a-kind destination for cyclists of all abilities. Bike rentals are available at a number of places, so if bringing your own bike is an inconvenience, you’re covered.
Where to ride:
Little Traverse Wheelway: Connecting five distinct communities – Charlevoix, Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Bay View, and Harbor Springs - this 26-mile mostly paved trail offers incredible vistas. There are several places to access the trail and a number of places to stop for something to drink or use a restroom. East Park near Bay Harbor is a popular spot to start if you’re heading towards Charlevoix. The first hill is a doozy if you haven’t quite got your bike legs yet, but after that it’s molehills, not mountains, that you will need to conquer. If you head the other way to Petoskey, you will ride on what the locals call "the Miracle Mile." This section of the Wheelway probably has the most breathtaking views of the Little Traverse Bay on the entire trail. Allow extra time for filling your senses with the sights and sounds of this scenic escape.