Located at 2863 Boy Scout Rd, just off Jewell Rd, Boy Scout Park was originally a Boy Scout Camp. It consists of 45 acres, including picnic pavilion, swimming dock, swing sets, rustic restrooms, Quonset hut storage building, and gravel driveway. The park has approximately 400 feet of frontage on Mullett Lake’s east side, adjacent to a beautiful DNR boat launch site.
Look for the small sign and birdhouse to locate this 1-acre “hidden gem” park in the center of Topinabee. The steel stairs located behind the post office provide residents on “the hill” a path to the business district. The park contains a steel stair walkway, picnic tables, and benches perfect for a secluded get-away.
Lake access can be found at this road end, primarily serving as a boat launch site.
With over 75 miles of packed crushed limestone trail surface, the North Central State Trail provides non-motorized users (including horses) year-round and snowmobiles from December 1 to March 31 the perfect trail. The North Central State Trail (NCST) has become a premier cycling trail in the Midwest. Its flat terrain makes for easy cycling through diverse natural beauty. In 2008 the trail was named one of the top five autumn destinations in the nation by Rails to Trails Conservancy.
Indian River to Topinabee – 5.4 miles
Indian River Trailhead: This scenic trail segment crosses the Indian River as you leave the trailhead and goes along the “spreads” of the Indian River as it enters Mullett Lake. There are great views through Topinabee and a lovely beach at the Topinabee Trailhead.
Topinabee to Cheboygan – 12 miles
Topinabee Trailhead: For the next six miles, the trail continues north along Mullet Lake; at times, the trail is directly adjacent to the lake with incredible views, other times going behind historic resort communities.
This 5-acre park at 5212 Lea St contains a ball field, picnic areas, grills, benches, bike rack, playground, tennis court, porta-john, and gravel parking. In addition, the park is the home of the schoolhouse building, a historical landmark in Topinabee.
Located directly on the North Central State Trail, with approximately 400 feet of Mullett Lake frontage, the Topinabee Beach Park has everything needed for a perfect gathering. The many park features include grills, benches, picnic tables with umbrellas, fountain, trash cans, dog waste station, small bathing beach, children’s landscape structure, with play equipment and docks for day use by boaters and swimmers. The park is the home of the original train depot building constructed in 1881 and purchased by the township in 1958. After multiple renovations, the building now houses the Topinabee Library. The Pavilion picnic shelter is located northeast of the train depot and can accommodate over 100 people for larger gatherings. The park also includes a modern restroom and parking lot directly off M27.
Developed Boat Launch on Mullett Lake adjacent to the Township Park, located on Boy Scout Road off of Jewell Road.