10 Things to Do in Indian River That You Shouldn't Miss

Indian River is an unincorporated community in Cheboygan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes and is not legally recognized as a municipality. The population was 1,959 at the 2010 census.

1. Cross In The Woods National Shrine

7078 W M 68 Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9472 Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
Excellent
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5 based on 206 reviews

Cross In The Woods National Shrine

Reviewed By BigDMI - Algonac, MichiganAlgonac, Michigan

Mass on Sunday an Awesome View

Went to mass on Sunday and sat in the right place to look out the window at the cross. What site of our Lord who died for us. A very nice place to walk the grounds in a peaceful environment.

2. Burt Lake State Park

6635 State Park Dr, Indian River, MI 49749-9410 Nature & Parks, State Parks
Excellent
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Burt Lake State Park

Reviewed By mitchpowers - Detroit, MichiganDetroit, Michigan

We love Burt!

Lovely campground with medium sized, sandy sites- most heavily wooded (great in 90 degree heat!), and nice sunny sites along the water. Burt Lake is AMAZING, gorgeous clean water, sandy bottom, shallow for a long ways out, so VERY warm (unlike the Great L

3. Seasons of the North

9090 Michigan 68 Hwy, Indian River, MI 49706 Food & Drink, Wineries & Vineyards
Excellent
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4 based on 7 reviews

Seasons of the North

Reviewed By Bella L

Tasty

Quaint winery near Petosky, Mi. Spotted it on our way home. Friendly, informative, and wine we picked delicious! Strawberry, pear flavors, house wine we chose is Lake House, very good!

4. Sturgeon River

Indian River, MI Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By DcnWayne - Willis, MichiganWillis, Michigan

Beautiful, Challenging River

The Sturgeon is a quick flowing beautiful river. We put-in at Wolverine having Big Bear Adventure spot us. This is said to be a five hour paddle, from Wolverine to Burt Lake State Park, but we’re typically done in just over four. I wouldn’t recommend this

5. Chillermania!

1651 S Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9793 Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
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5 based on 55 reviews

Chillermania!

Reviewed By travlinwiththefam - Detroit, MichiganDetroit, Michigan

Super cool!

Surprised my son with a trip to Chillermania and he absolutely loved it!You can find books from the Michigan Chillers series, as well as American Chillers, apparel, trading cards, etc...Unfortunately Mr. Rand was not present on this day - a great excuse t

6. Big Bear Adventures

Enter a destinationIndian River, MI, USA
Excellent
52%
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4 based on 94 reviews

Big Bear Adventures

For more than 30 years, we have been providing memorable outdoor experiences for guests of all ages and skill levels. Paddle the crystal-clear Sturgeon River (the fastest in Michigan's Lower Peninsula!) on our exciting Canoe, Kayak, Raft and Tube trips. Test your ability while having fun on our 18-Hole Adventure Golf Course, or NEW in Spring 2012 – our Ropes Challenge Course and Bumper Boats! Experience winter's splendor on our unique Guided Winter Raft trips, X-C Ski or Snowshoe rentals. We can accommodate groups of all sizes and Group Packages are available.

Reviewed By KentuckyDeb - Cheboygan, MichiganCheboygan, Michigan

River Rafting trip in the snow

Our family of seven, aged 19-70, took a trip down the Sturgeon River with the expert guidance of Chris and Scott. Grandma was somewhat hesitant, but with Teresa’s encouragement she was reassured! We had an hour and a half of adventure, seeing otters and wild turkeys along the way! Highly recommended! It's always a great trip when you get to see wildlife! Glad Grandma decided to go and you all enjoyed the trip! You had the most experienced guides who I'm sure brought you luck! Thanks for visiting us and taking time to leave a review!

7. Arts & Adventure at BrassWind Landing

6240 Mack Ave, Indian River, MI 49749-5132 Outdoor Activities, Other Outdoor Activities
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5 based on 14 reviews

Arts & Adventure at BrassWind Landing

Reviewed By Christine H - Greeneville, TennesseeGreeneville, Tennessee

SUP Inland Waterway

We have been supported for the last 4 years by Lincoln and Sheree. They are knowledgeable since they spend time on the water. They are consistently reliable and provide us guidance in our journey to SUP the entire Waterway. They will become your friends.

8. Indian River Golf Club

3301 Chippewa Beach Rd, Indian River, MI 49749-9750 Outdoor Activities, Golf Courses
Excellent
78%
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Indian River Golf Club

Reviewed By Great_diner - SpringfieldSpringfield

Nice Track in Some Tough Competition

Nice layout after combining an original nine with a new nine. Played the ball down the whole time, greens were good even though they had been recently top-dressed. Nice clubhouse.

9. The Quilt House

4819 S Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9437 Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
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5 based on 8 reviews

The Quilt House

Reviewed By momE1 - Front Royal, VirginiaFront Royal, Virginia

One of my favorite quilt shops of ALL TIME!

If you are a quilter (or if you want to learn to quilt) definitely stop here. They are so friendly, have such a wonderful collection of fabrics, panels, etc. and they are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Every time I go here, I find lovely things at

10. Big Bear 18-Hole Adventure Golf

4271 S Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI 49749-9457 Fun & Games, Outdoor Activities, Golf Courses, Game & Entertainment Centers More
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Big Bear 18-Hole Adventure Golf

Reviewed By ornery66 - ohioohio

Great Fun

My sister did the ropes course. It is approximately 10 feet off the ground and loads of fun. Totally reccomend this place for families and couples. Overall a great place to spend quite a bit of time. Lots to do and the staff is absolutely wonderful.

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