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While this property was protected and is managed by GTRLC, it is owned by the State of Michigan. Please contact them with any issues.

Once slated for subdivision, this amazing place is now a jewel for all to enjoy. Known for its beautiful, rustic bridges, this enchanting property has more than a mile of frontage on the Rapid River. A trail and boardwalk wander through cedar trees and over bridges spanning the Rapid River, which is braided into several channels here. The remains of a sawmill built in 1882 can still be seen when crossing the first three bridges. Despite its name, only four bridges exist today.

Read the Seven Bridges chapter from our 25th-anniversary publication Love the Land: Pass it On.

Also, check out The Story of Seven Bridges from Traverse Magazine.

For more information and up-to-date rules and regulations, please contact the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Traverse City field office at (231) 922-5280 or visit their website here.

Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Boats and anglers can significantly contribute to the spread of invasive species in Michigan’s waterways. Every time you launch into or leave a body of water, please do the following to prevent their spread:

  • Clean boats, trailers, and equipment and remove all mud, debris, and aquatic plant material
  • Drain water from watercraft, including live wells, bilges, and ballast tanks
  • Dry watercraft and equipment thoroughly
  • Dispose of bait in the trash–please do not release bait into the water!

Seven Bridges Trails

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