The Shingle Mill Pathway is a series of trail loops for hikers, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers. Horses and snowmobiles are not permitted on the Shingle Mill Pathway.
All the loops begin at Pigeon Bridge Campground on Sturgeon Valley Road, 11 miles east of Vanderbilt. The pathways include five segments, each varying in length from 0.75 mile up to 12 miles. The longest loops cross the Pigeon River, venturing north to Grass Lake and beyond. The longer loops have steep hills.
Though most of the Shingle Mill Pathway is not along a former railroad bed, a small segment (0.3 mile) uses a railroad right-of-way.
Parking and Trail Access
Access the Shingle Mill Pathway from the Pigeon Bridge Campground, located on E. Sturgeon Valley Road. From Vanderbilt, head east on E. Sturgeon Valley Road for about 11 miles. You will enter the Pigeon River Country State Forest Area. The campground will be on your left (before Twin Lakes Road).