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The Irons Area Tourist Association maintains 60 miles of groomed trails for snowmobiles and ATVs in the Manistee National Forest. For more information, contact the tourist association or the national...
I just discovered this trail thanks to this app. Looks like most people are exploring it towards the Lake Michigan loop. If you’re taking it over the Manistee river in Mesick, know that the bridge is an ancient railroad bridge that is closed off. It’s high above the river with just separated wood beams to walk on. No guard rails at all. It would be dangerous to try it. You’d be better served avoiding this stretch by biking the roads in this area to cross the river.
The trail has many restrooms and is in good shape. Beautiful trees and farms along the way.
The ride from Comstock Park to Rockford and back again last Thursday was positively delightful, including an outstanding lunch, until about the final 500 yards when one of our six-person party collided with a green cement post meant to keep the automated vehicles off the bike path. The post won. Short of publicizing her gruesome photo a day after the accident, the facts are that she suffered a gouge in her forehead (yes, she was wearing a helmet!), two black eyes, scraped upper lip, a torn fingernail and a wrenched knee. After spending a couple of hours waiting in urgent care, she was told she needed to go to the actual ER in order to have x-rays on her head, as is protocol for those with potential concussions on patients over 65. About eight hours later she finally came home.
This all might have been avoided had the posts been painted the usual vibrant yellow or orange color as the green blended into the background of the landscape.
Our group plans to use that same bike path again, but will caution people as we navigate through those posts. Pay attention to the ride and not to the scenery!
We parked at Cherry Bend Rd and rode to Sutton’s Bay -about 14 miles. Trail is very smooth and there are beautiful views of apple and cherry orchards, sunflower fields, lakes and more. Enjoyed it very much.
I rode the 30 miles from Clare to Midland and I was impressed by the condition of the trail. Sections are even sealed blacktop. All the cracks had filler and the vegetation was mowed at least 3 feet off the trail. I left the trail around Sanford as the trail is closed due to flood damage resulting from two private dams which failed, sending millions on gallons of water through the area. It was easy enough to ride on the shoulder of Saginaw Rd for a bit until the trail opened back up. I enjoyed this ride.
Flat, fast , smooth and well maintained! Find the southern end of trail on M22 next to Holiday gas station. Ride north 17 miles to Sutton’s Bay. Some road crossings to be careful of, but otherwise great !
Asphalt trail that is very flat and connects to Leelanau trail. It runs right behind the Traverse City state park (Campground) and has good signage. Follow arrows on ground and signs. From campground you can go east 2.7 miles to Acme or west 6 miles to Leelanau trail.
I ride this trail from the ball park to Sand Lake frequently, but no more. When passing thru Rockford, the geese poo makes this beautiful trail unpleasant to ride. And it's not just a little amount. It gets all over your bike and all over you. I'll switch to another trail even if I have to travel to get to it.
In August a friend and I rode 10 miles from Beulah to Frankfort. and 10 back. The first 3 miles are decent crushed limestone; the remainder decent pavement. You ride near water most of the way (lake and river). Good for families. No special sights along the way. Several coffee shops / restaurants in Beulah. Enjoyed sitting in the park by the marina in Frankfort.
In August a friend and I rode out and back from Traverse City to Suttons Bay. We passed over 50 serious and casual riders, runners and walkers. The 100% paved trail surface is excellent (no frost heaves, potholes or tree roots). It's wide enough to pass comfortably. Great views of rolling hills, corn and hay fields, apple and cherry orchards, and several hops fields. As other reviews noted, Suttons Bay has good places to eat. The TART trail in Traverse City seamlessly feeds this trail.
Evart to Clare is one of the nicest stretches I’ve ever ridden. The trail is smooth and the scenery is beautiful. Anything west of Evart is barely rideable, with constant cracks and bumps. There wasn’t a lot of shade but there were plenty of places to stop along the way and cool off, including several bike friendly stores.
My wife and I rode this trail in July 2021 starting at the Cherry Bend trailhead riding north to Suttons Bay.
The trail is in excellent condition - no debris, no cracks or bumps. Plenty of riders on the trail, all of whom follow proper riding etiquette (including the road bikes!!) with plenty of waving and hellos.
There are only a few roads to cross, mostly rural dirt with no traffic, only two with a little traffic. From where we started at Cherry Bend Rd going north we passed several other trailheads where one can park and make it a shorter ride.
Port-a-johns and bathrooms are along the way at convenient places.
The northbound trail has a slight incline most of the way to Suttons Bay but it isn't really that noticeable, but of course on the way back down the ride is easier.
Plenty of scenery from forest to fields to farms and ponds to view and enjoy. Once arriving in Suttons Bay there is the Hop Lot Brewery just off the trail which requires a slight jog and a few feet on a main road. However, the shoulders of all the roads in this area are wide and made for bikes and the drivers are quite familiar with bikes and give us a wide berth, so don't worry.
Lots of bikes in the bike rack at Hop Lot and plenty of eating outside. The beer is cold and the food is tasty - a welcome reward for the ride up.
Just 1/2 mile on the main road shoulder takes you into Harbor Springs (unless you just skipped the lunch and stayed on the trail). We locked up at the Suttons Bay Bike Shop. You've got to visit this shop!
Nick Wierzba owns the shop, which has a ton of bikes of all sorts to rent along with a full repair shop and tons of clothing and accessories. The best part is that everyone that works there is amazing and experienced but kind to all, from novice to experienced bikers.
Jordan gave me a wonderful off-trail route on back roads to go around Lake Leelanau. They also have guided and self-guided bike tours of the wineries, and arrange to pick up your wine purchases and bring them back to the shop. The BATA bus (which also carries bikes) has a stop right behind the shop. They also rent bikes for winter rides and have an excellent winter ride program.
Overall, nothing to be critical of with this trail. Enjoy the ride!
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