Bear River is definitely a destination worth visiting.
It's situated in Petoskey, which is 180 miles (290 kilometers) outside of the state capital, Lansing.
The area surrounding Bear River lacks any hotels. But there is no need to worry, since the neighboring areas have places to stay. 30 miles (48 kilometers) away in Mackinaw City, you'll discover 41 places to stay. The Mackinaw Beach & Bay Inn & Suites, Crown Choice Inn & Suites Lakeview & Waterpark and Best Western Plus Dockside Waterfront Inn are a few good examples of the selection here.
Keep the energy levels going with some tempting bites to eat, refreshing beverages or a few coffees at Looney Bean (4060 Michigan 75, Walloon Lake). If you want to dine out, swing by Barrel Back Restaurant (4069 Michigan 75, Walloon Lake) and see if the cuisine is to your taste.