We are located in the heart of the Ottawa National Forest where the Jumbo and the East Branch of the Ontonagon Rivers meets. The Ottawa National Forest offers 953,000 acres with more than 500 lakes, 2,000 miles of streams, and countless waterfalls. Our resort is located right on Trail #8, easy access to snowmobiling, four-wheeling/Side-by-side, and hiking. With an average 150+ inches of snow annually, and hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile and cross country ski trails there's no reason to hibernate!
Local Activity Map
We tried to put together a map of all things local and semi-local that we thought our guests might be interested in. If you have any feedback or changes, please let us know! We will be adding to this as we find more gems in our area! If you click on the icon on the top left of the map, you can hide or show different categories of entries.
You can find tons of waterfalls in the surrounding areas. Agate Falls, Jumbo Falls, and Bond Falls are each only a few miles away from Two Rivers, but there are countless others. Waterfalls are marked as Blue on our Activity Map.
Check out the Recreational Opportunity Guide to Ottawa Waterfalls PDF from the USDA.
Here is a great resource for all of the major waterfalls around Lake Superior - Lake Superior Circle Tour - Waterfalls
The Ottawa National Forest offers 953,000 acres with more than 500 lakes and 2,000 miles of streams to fish in! In the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan trout season runs from the last Saturday in April to September 30. Later seasons are set for bass, walleye, northern pike, and muskellunge. See the MDNR Fishing Guide for exact dates. Generally, spring (May-June) is the best time for lake fishing on the Ottawa; summer (July-August) is somewhat slower, with fall (September-October) somewhere in between. Stream fishing for lake-run salmon and steelhead usually picks up around April 1 in streams with an extended trout-salmon season, such as the East Branch of the Ontonagon River North of M-28, or those with no closed season, such as the Black River. The best fishing on these streams starts around mid-September and lasts until the snow flies. Stream fishing for resident trout is generally best near the end of the legal season, especially for brook trout, which start upstream migration at this time. Check out the Recreation Opportunity Guide for Fishing in the Ottawa National Forest for more information.
Hunting is a major recreational activity in the Ottawa National Forest. Deer, black bear, and grouse hunting is excellent. Hunting for other types of small game, waterfowl, and furbearers is also quite popular. All hunters are required to hold a valid State of Michigan hunting license and obey all fish and game regulations. Here is the Ottawa National Forest link For Hunter Walking Trail maps and Grouse/Aspen maps.
The Ottawa National Forest has over 2,300 miles of Forest Service roads and trails open to off-highway vehicles (OHVs). Free Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) are availale to show what routes are open to highway legal vehicles, what routes are open to OHVs, and what routes are open to all vehicles. The maps are available at the Ottawa National Forest office and online here. The ORV map from the USDA for the area around Two Rivers can be found online here.
If you are interested in an app that can help identify trails in the area, we have used the Polaris Ride Command app and do recommend it.
Hiking trails in the Ottawa National Forest offer something for everyone. More than 196 miles of hiking and backpacking trails vary widely in character. Some provide short easy walks to points of interest, such as waterfalls and historic sites. Cross-country travel is also another challenging opportunity that is offered.
Check out the Recreation Opportunity Short Hikes guide from the USDA.
Here is a great resource for all of the hiking trails around Lake Superior - Lake Superior Circle Tour - Hiking Trails
Information on the North County Trail, which connects Vermont to North Dakota, and crosses the UP from east to west (and across the Mackinac bridge) can be found here - Michigan North Country Trail
Here is a great resource for some of the most popular trails in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (State Park admission fees apply) from AllTrails