Welcome to Indian River, Michigan!
Indian River, located in Cheboygan County, is named after the river that flows through it. Very conveniently located to I-75, Indian River is nestled between Burt & Mullett Lakes along the world famous Inland Waterway. Mackinaw City and the Mackinac Bridge are located 25 miles to the north; Gaylord is 28 miles to the south; and Cheboygan is 21 miles northeast.
A four season Up North destination, Indian River is the ideal location to boat, swim, fish, hunt, camp, golf, kayak, canoe, raft, tube, snowmobile, ORV, ski, bird & elk watch, mushroom & berry hunt, hike...the list goes on! With 625' of sandy beachfront on Burt Lake, 62 miles of North Country State Trail nearby, hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails and thousands of acres of state land, the recreational opportunities are endless. The area also provides an array of shopping and dining.
Indian River is in the center of the Inland Waterway, Michigan's longest chain of lakes and rivers. Over 40 miles long, the route includes Burt and Mullett Lakes, Michigan's 4th and 5th largest Inland Lakes, as well as Pickerel Lake, Crooked Lake, the Crooked River, the Indian River, and the Cheboygan River, ending at Lake Huron. Indian River also boasts two Blue Ribbon Trout Streams, the Pigeon River as well as the Sturgeon River, touted as the Lower Peninsula's fastest flowing river.
Other nearby attractions include the Black Mountain Recreation Area which offers trails for hiking, skiing, biking, and horseback and ORV riding, the National Shrine of Cross in the Woods and Burt Lake State Park.
Click here for the Indian River Chamber of Commerce