UP SECTION 1

Mackinac Bridge to Seney
 
96.6 miles / 1,445 feet elevation

NOTES:  mixed terrain pavement, multi-use trail, gravel, two track, snowmobile trail

RESUPPLY/CAMPING NOTES:

MILE 0 - Michigan Welcome Center /  Straits State Park (Camping)

MILE 2 - St. Ignace (Many gas stations and services just off route)

MILE 20 - Brevort Lake Campground

MILE 43.5 - Rexton (just North of route). Rexton General Store

MILE 47 - Garnet Lake state forest Campground (just west of route)

MILE 78.5 - Curtis. Several gas stations, restaurants and stores.

MILE 96.6 - Mead Creek state forest Campground

ROUTE DESCRIPTION:

 

Upper Peninsula route begins at Michigan Welcome Center / Straits State Park. Modern camping available at Straits State Parl. Many supply and restaurant options nearby in St. Ignace

MILE 0-6.5 easy paved miles through town to get to multi-use trail. Multi-use trail consisting of crushed rock and gravel surface

MILE 6.5 - 20.1 Scenic gravel roads, mostly flat terrain with some pavement. Tough sand section along power lines from mile 17.4 - 19.4 with some hike-a-bike. Brevort Lake Campground at mile 20.1 with restrooms, campground and water

MILE 20.1-43.5 Majority of this section is fairly sandy seasonal roads, truck trails and two-tracks. During high water there can be flooding due to beaver activity on the truck trails. A few short chunks of pavement. Very scenic and remote section. At mile 43.5 the Rexton General store is just off route.

MILE 43.5-67.7 Marjority of this section is fairly sandy seasonal roads, truck trail and two-tracks. During high water there can be flooding due to beaver activity on the truck trails.There is some respite sprinkled in with regular gravel and pavement. Garnet Lake campground is just off-route at mile 47.1 with a vault toilet and water pump.

MILE 67.7-78.9 Good gravel roads, a few sandy spots and good forest riding. Route becomes more

inhabited and eventually turns to pavement outside of the town of Curtis which has good

resupply and dining options.

MILE 78.9-96.6 Nice paved and gravel riding just past Curtis. Snowmobile trail from miles 86.4 to 90 which can be overgrown and wet in spots. After mile 90 the route is good pavement and gravel to Mead Creek State Forest Campground. Lightly rolling to flat.

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© 2020 Route by Matt Acker. Photos courtesy Garrett Hein, Neil Beltchenko, and Rob Meendering