The Mackinaw City – Petoskey Trail leaves Mackinaw City angling south to Levering, Pellston, and Alanson. From there it winds to the Michigan Fisheries Visitors Center at Oden and then to West Conway Road in Conway. The trail continues southwest and ends at Spring Lake Park and M-119 on the edge of Petoskey. The trail is not particularly well-maintained during the summer, and you will find grass in many sections of the trail.
Type: Riding, Hiking, Biking
Terrain: Woods, bridges, towns
There is a parking lot on the side of North Conway Road, and a small lot off West Conway Road on the drive for the nature preserve.
The trailhead in Mackinaw City is located on Mackinaw Crossings Dr., just east of Nicolet St. The trailhead serves two trails, the Mackinaw City to Petoskey Trail and the North Central State Trail, which connects Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Indian River, Topinabee, and Gaylord.