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Experience the Outdoors in Michigan's Beautiful North Country

The adventurous traveler is in for an unforgettable vacation when planning a trip with Big Bear Adventures. This Michigan destination has over 30 years of experience in providing exciting outdoor getaways for anyone looking to enjoy the wonders of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The stunning Sturgeon River is a highlight for canoeing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting trips, while wintertime offers exceptional options as well such as cross-country skiing and winter rafting. Onsite, you will find an 18-hole adventure mini golf course and a ropes challenge course to keep you entertained as well. Big Bear Adventures features two lodging properties: Northwoods Lodge and the Big Bear Dorm. All properties provide comfortable accommodations and modern amenities to make you feel right at home throughout your stay!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 16 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Indian River
  • Nearby Water Sturgeon River
  • Open Dates All Year


Big Bear Adventures lets you and your family enjoy endless Michigan fun any time of the year. In the warmer months you will love kayaking, canoeing, or whitewater rafting down the magnificent Sturgeon River. They offer a variety of trips from one hour to up to four hours, so you can find the one that best suits your family. Onsite, you will also have access to their 18-hole golf course, ropes challenge course, and bumper boats for even more fun! If you're here in the winter, not to worry--rafting on the river is still available, and you can also plan a day of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing!


Big Bear Adventures features an unforgettable golf getaway unlike any other you've experienced. Their 18-hole adventure mini golf course features 11 water hazards such as waterfalls and streams, plenty of natural twists and turns, swinging logs, and even a dark cave! You're sure to have a blast conquering this unique course!


Nature-lovers will have the time of their lives with Big Bear Adventures! Their location on Michigan's Lower Peninsula puts you minutes from the breathtaking Sturgeon River where you can enjoy a variety of guided river trips. Choose from rafting adventures to kayaking and canoeing trips, all offering you the chance to get as close to nature as possible!


Big Bear Adventures is a great option for your Michigan winter vacation. They offer cross-country skiing and snowshoeing rentals and a close proximity to the area's best trails for your outdoor adventure. The Wildwood Hills Pathway is ideal for cross-country skiing for all skill levels, while the Seven Springs Nature Preserve, a 50-acre preserve on the shore of Burt Lake, is perfect for snowshoeing!

Pet Friendly

Feel free to bring Fido along during your next Michigan vacation at Big Bear Adventures. The Big Bear Dorm and Northwoods Lodge are each pet-friendly, allowing even the furriest members of your family to enjoy an unforgettable getaway.


Whether you're celebrating New Year's, Thanksgiving, or any other holiday throughout the year, Big Bear Adventures provides you with endless fun to keep you entertained on your Michigan vacation. Their prime location puts you minutes from Sturgeon River where you can raft and canoe to your heart's content, while onsite activities such as a golf course and bumper boats ensure you're never bored when you don't feel like going too far. It's the perfect place to getaway to for the holiday!


Big Bear Adventures provides everything you could need for a safe and comfortable outdoor adventure. Whether you're here for kayaking, canoeing, or rafting trips down the Sturgeon River, their professional guides and quality equipment will have you fully prepared for the ride. They also provide cross-country skiing and snowshoeing rentals if you're here in the winter!

  • Gift Shop
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bumper Boats and Cars
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Canoeing
  • Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Whitewater Rafting
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Nearest Airports

  • Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County Airport (PLN) / 14.5 miles
  • Antrim County Airport (ACB) / 40.1 miles
  • Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) / 59.1 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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