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Indian Trails establishes new bus stop in Petoskey

OWOSSO, Mich.― Indian Trails, which operates 34 scheduled motorcoach routes throughout Michigan and into Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, has relocated its Petoskey stop to the North Central Michigan College Store at 1545 S. Howard Street.

The College Store, inside NCMC’s Student and Community Resource Center, will provide Indian Trails ticketing services Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This includes tickets for travel on Amtrak’s national rail network, with which Indian Trails connects in Grand Rapids, Mich., and other cities. Tickets can also be purchased online at

Indian Trails’ buses arrive in and depart Petoskey at about 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. each day.  Passengers on all runs will have access to the NCMC building, where restrooms and a public phone are available.

“We’re very grateful to Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce President Carlin Smith, Petoskey City Manager Dan Ralley, the City Council, and North Central for helping to arrange our new stop at NCMC’s College Store,” said Ken Henry, vice president of Indian Trails. “After circumstances forced us to move from our previous location on Mitchell Street, where we had been for 20 years, we made four attempts to relocate that didn’t work out. Thanks to everyone involved, we’ve finally settled on a great location for continuing to provide the community with essential transportation services.”

Indian Trails operates 34 scheduled routes throughout Michigan and beyond that serve 115 communities and travel over 2.5 million miles annually. As with other large bus transportation operators nationwide, changes in stops and stations aren’t unusual. Stops at businesses or properties not owned by Indian Trails may change when a business closes or the property changes hands, when routes are reconfigured, or in order to improve customer service.

Two northbound Indian Trails buses serve Petoskey each day—one coming from the west side of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula through Grand Rapids, Traverse City, and Charlevoix; and the other from Lansing and Gaylord. See maps here: The two buses connect in Petoskey at 10:30 p.m. daily, and the one from the central Lower Peninsula continues on to St. Ignace, Sault Ste. Marie, and points throughout the Upper Peninsula, Duluth, Green Bay, and Milwaukee.

The southbound bus from the Upper Peninsula connects in Petoskey at 10:15 a.m. with the bus destined to Traverse City, Grand Rapids, and points further south. It offers connections to Kalamazoo, Holland, and Chicago, as well as Lansing, Flint, and Detroit Metro Airport. 

Indian Trails, Inc.—which has served as Michigan’s premier, family-owned, inter-city motorcoach carrier for more than 100 years, and is based in Owosso, Mich.—operates one of the largest and newest fleets of deluxe motorcoaches in Michigan. In addition to its daily scheduled routes, its services include charters, tours, shuttles, casino runs, and airport transfers. 

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