Lake Ann Pathway Professional Review and Guide
"While not as challenging as some of its neighboring routes, Lake Ann is becoming a popular system because of its variety, proximity to Traverse City, and great lake, river, and forest scenery. Part of the trail not only goes along the shore of Lake Ann, measuring about a mile wide north–south and east–west, but also meanders along two other smaller waters and a stretch of the Platte River, one of the prettiest trout streams in this part of Michigan.
The river bottom is so pebbly in areas that it looks golden. In fall visitors come up to a stretch of stream south of U.S. 31 to fish for migrating salmon, and they do so again in spring for steelhead, a lake-run type of rainbow trout. In summer the river opens to stream trout anglers, too. Surface quality: Ungroomed, but generally skier-set tracks."