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Map of the North Eastern State Trail

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North Eastern State Trail

North Eastern State Trail Michigan map area

North Eastern State Trail

LENGTH:

71 miles

SURFACE:

unpaved

COMMUNITIES:

Cheboygan, Aloha, Tower, Onaway, Millersburg, Posen, Alpena

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, Mullett Lake, woodlands, wetlands, rivers, bridges, Thunder Bay, small communities

NEARBY TRAILS:

North Central State Trail
Alpena Hillman Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Alpena
Regional Trails

The North Eastern State Trail is a 71-mile long 10' wide pathway that has been improved with a surface of packed crushed limestone. The trail is also known as the Alpena to Cheboygn Rail-Trail.

The North Eastern State Trail travels across the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The route connects the cities of Cheboygan and Alpena and goes near several other communities along the way. Trail-users will travel through thick forests, past several lakes and across historic trestle bridges.

Conditions

The North Eastern State Trail is open for non-motorized use in summer and allows snowmobiles in winter. The surface of the trail is suitable for hiking and bicycles that have tires that can handle an unpaved surface.

Communities

The North Eastern State Trail travels by the following Michigan communities: Cheboygan, Aloha, Tower, Onaway, Millersburg, Posen and Alpena.

Nearby Trails

North Central State Trail: at its northern end, the North Eastern State Trail connects to the North Central State Trail. This location is just south of W. Lincoln Avenue in Cheboygan.

Alpena Hillman Trail: the Alpena Hillman Trail heads to the west from Alpena. The two trails are about three miles apart and can be connected using the local streets and the Alpena Bi-Path.

End Points

The northwest end of the North Eastern State Trail is located near W. Lincoln Avenue and S Western Avenue on the south side of Cheboygan. This point is also the location of the intersection with the North Central State Trail. The North Central State Trail extends from Mackinaw City to Gaylord.

The southeastern end of the North Eastern State Trail is located on Woodward Avenue, just north of Alpena Community College on the north end of Alpena.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the North Eastern State Trail in Michigan.

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