Michigan Trail Riders Association helps develop and maintain horseback riding trails in Michigan. Results of the Association’s efforts include the Shore to Shore Riding and Hiking Trail which winds from Empire on Lake Michigan to Oscoda on Lake Huron. A Shore to Shore Riding and Hiking Trail spur goes south from Grand Traverse County to Cadillac; a second spur goes north from the Frederic/Grayling area into the Pigeon River State Forest near Indian River and Mullet Lake.
In order to use these state forest areas you must have a “Michigan Recreation Passport”. Those are available to purchase at state parks, when renewing Michigan car registrations or when a state ranger is at the site. If there is no ranger when you arrive, they may put an envelope on your car and request that you purchase one by mail.