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About Cedar River
Cedar River, once a mill town at the mouth of the Big Cedar River, is now the center of an popular resort area. Only a couple dozen people live in the village itself. Cedar River once bustled with a sawmill and a pier where lumber was shipped to Chicago. Then the sawmill burned and most residents moved away. Two churches on the highway remain from the lumber village: the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart (1887) and the Mission Chapel (1889).
Fishing is big here, both in the river (stocked with trout) and in the bay, where walleye, smallmouth bass, salmon, and brown trout are plentiful. The State of Michigan’s $5 million Cedar River Harbor has opened on the north bank, with 61 reservable transient slips with electricity, day-use dockage, showers, a picnic area, and dog run. The harbor’s boat launch provides river and lake access. In spring the Cedar River can be boated up to a rapids two miles from the mouth. A small tackle shop services sport fishermen.
Cedar River is also home to a bridge walk that takes place Labor Day weekend, the same time the much larger Mackinac Bridge Walk takes place.