Winter Parking

We have plenty of room for trailers and sleds!
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Michigan is allowed indoor dining starting February 1st!

Masks are required until you sit down.
Restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity with up to 100 people. Tables must be six feet apart with no more than six people per table. Outdoor tents with four sides are permitted under these same rules. Bars and restaurants must close by 10 p.m. Additionally, contact information must be collected from diners for contact tracing purposes.

COVID has affected the local establishments, and things can change quickly. As far as we know, all local bars and restaurants are open - please call ahead or check their social media pages for updated offerings and hours of operation.

Some local establishments:

  • Food and Drinks

    • The White Door Store is just 4 miles west off of M28 (on Division Street) in Trout Creek

    • Hoppy’s Bar and UP Chuck’s Bar & Grill are just 2 miles east on M28 in Kenton

    • The Sidnaw Gas Station, Bar and Restaurant is 10 miles east on M28 in Sidnaw

    • Char’s Cafe, Twillys, and Settler’s Co-Op are 15 miles west on M28 in Bruce Crossing

  • Gas

    • The Sidnaw Gas Station, Bar and Restaurant is 10 miles east on M28 in Sidnaw

    • Settler’s Co-Op is 15 miles west on M28 in Bruce Crossing

    • We may have some gas available for emergency situations

  • Grocery

    • The White Door Store is just 4 miles west off of M28 (on Division Street) in Trout Creek

    • The Sidnaw Gas Station, Bar and Restaurant is 10 miles east on M28 in Sidnaw

    • Dollar General and Settler’s Co-Op are 15 miles west on M28 in Bruce Crossing

Snowmobiling

With trail #8 right in front of Two Rivers, you have instant access to the awesome Michigan snowmobile trail systems.  

There are approximately 450 miles of groomed snowmobile trails within the Ottawa National Forest.  These trails are maintained through a cooperative effort between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, numerous local snowmobile clubs, and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.

Generally, snowmobile season runs from December 1 through March 31.  This includes groomed snowmobile trails and unplowed Ottawa National Forest System Roads, and other areas as allowed.

We have snowmobile trail maps available in the office - one per group is available for free. They are $2 for each additional map.

Here are some local Snowmobiling clubs and other Facebook pages for trail and groomer reports:

XC Skiing / Snowshoeing / winter biking
  • Check ahead to make sure that the area you are going to allows your activity on the trails

  • The Ottawa National Forest offers a winter wonderland for snowshoe enthusiasts.  Encompassing nearly one million acres, there is sure to be something for everyone in the beautiful snow-covered landscape. While there are no specific trails designated for snowshoeing, with a compass and map, a person can go virtually anywhere in the Forest.

  • Groomed Trails

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
Sledding / Tubing Hills
Waterfall Chasing

Be careful and respect posted signs

Most waterfall areas will be ice covered and slippery

You can find 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. Check out the Recreational Opportunity Guide to Ottawa Waterfalls PDF from the USDA. 

Ice Fishing

The state boasts more than 150 species of fish and almost all of them can be caught through the ice. Popular species when the ice freezes over include panfish such as bluegill and perch as well as northern pike, walleye and various trout species. Click here for information on the free fishing weekend. Click here for some general information about ice fishing, including where to get fishing licenses.

Michigan Technological University (MTU) Winter Carnival

For one week in February (either the first or the second weekend) the Michigan Tech campus celebrates winter in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown to become one of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation. Featuring dozens of huge, intricate snow statues all around campus and the community, this event also brings together students to participate in broomball, comedy skits, sleigh rides, a queen coronation, and lots of winter fun.

Other Links to pages that might inspire you to try new things this winter