Things To Do


Day Trips, Dining, Shopping and More!

Reed’s on the River in Indian River serves as the perfect home base for exploring the endless attractions of Northern Michigan. Visitors from around the globe come to enjoy the breathtaking beauty and diverse activities this region has to offer.

In the warmer months, take advantage of the nearby hiking and biking trails that wind through lush forests and along sparkling lakes. The Sturgeon River is ideal for tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing, providing endless hours of outdoor fun. Just a short drive away, you’ll find beautiful beaches perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking.

Autumn is a spectacular time to visit, with vibrant fall foliage creating stunning backdrops for scenic drives and nature walks. Explore local harvest festivals, apple orchards, and vineyards, or take a day trip to the charming towns of Petoskey and Harbor Springs for unique shopping and dining experiences.

Reed’s on the River is also conveniently located for day trips to some of Northern Michigan’s most famous attractions. Visit Mackinac Island for a step back in time, explore Tahquamenon Falls State Park, or take a scenic drive along the Tunnel of Trees.

Whether you’re a returning guest or making your first trip up north, there’s always something new to discover and enjoy. Reed’s on the River offers a welcoming and comfortable retreat amidst the natural splendor and exciting activities of Northern Michigan.


Mackinac Island

Fudge, Bikes and Horses!

Tahquamenon Falls

#1 Day trip in the Upper Peninsula!


Northern Michigan is home to some of the best golf courses in the USA.


The Indian River area features some great dining options.

Cross in the Woods

Just a short drive from Reed’s on the River, you’ll find the iconic Cross in the Woods in Indian River, MI. This stunning shrine, featuring one of the largest crucifixes in the world, offers a serene and spiritual experience amidst beautiful natural surroundings. It’s a must-visit attraction that’s conveniently close to our cabins.

Area Beaches


2475 M-119
Petoskey, MI 49770

In addition to a wonderful sandy beach, the Petoskey State Park offers hiking trails, restrooms, biking on interior roads, picnic facilities, sand volleyball courts and a small playground. A concession stand is open (limited hours) during the summer.

Kayaks, paddleboards and bikes are available for rent.

Located between Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Admission is charged.

Approximately 25 minutes from our cabins.


9680-10498 N Lake Shore Drive
Carp Lake, MI 49718

Three miles of sandy beach and gorgeous views. Sand dunes for exploring. Port-o-johns, but no restrooms. Approximately four miles to Legs Inn restaurant.

Approximately 35 minutes from our cabins.


6635 State Park Dr.
Indian River MI, 49749

Burt Lake State Park, located just a few minutes from Reed’s on the River, boasts a beautiful sandy beach perfect for a day of sun and fun. Enjoy swimming, picnicking, and relaxing by the clear waters of Burt Lake, making it an ideal spot for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The park’s scenic beauty and recreational opportunities provide a perfect complement to your stay with us.

Approximately 2 minutes from our cabins.