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Bay County Riverwalk/Railtrail System

17.5 miles
The Bay County Riverwalk/Railtrail System shows community at its best, offering plenty of sights, sounds and activities along its route through Bay City and its parks, and through the residential and agricultural areas of Portsmouth, Hampton ...
Asphalt
Boardwalk
Concrete

Black Creek Nature Trail

1.6 miles
The Black Creek Nature Trail begins at the Davison Township Municipal Center and winds its way to the trail system in the City of Davison’s Jack Abernathy Regional Park. Travelers on the trail will enjoy the tree-lined, 1.6-mile route along ...
Asphalt

Cass City Walking Trail

1.4 miles
This short trail through the village of Cass City begins at the Hills and Dales Hospital and follows a linear park to the Cass River, where the trail dead ends. The gravel and grass trail is suitable for walking and offers a covered seating ...
Grass
Gravel

Chippewa Trail

4.1 miles
The Chippewa Trail offers a paved 4-mile route from Midland to the Chippewa Nature Center, part of a beautiful 1,200-acre preserve, where you'll find a wildlife viewing area, river overlook and nature-themed programming for kids. From the ...
Asphalt

Flint River Trail (MI)

17 miles
The Flint River Trail begins near downtown at the University of Michigan-Flint campus and heads north along both sides of the Flint River to Bluebell Beach on the reservoir. Another segment takes you to Stepping Stones Falls. From there, you ...
Asphalt

Flint Township Rail-Trail

3 miles
This 3 mile trail will eventually connect to Flint to the East and to Swartz Creek to the West.

Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail

41.4 miles
The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee (CIS) Rail Trail stretches 41 miles between the mid-Michigan towns of Ionia and Owosso, offering a mix of pastoral and wooded landscapes. It crosses three counties and also passes through St. Johns, Ovid, ...
Asphalt
Crushed Stone

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

41.8 miles
The story of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail is one of generosity, dedication and can-do attitudes. Fred and Lena Meijer helped purchase the abandoned corridor in 1994, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy held it for safekeeping and a very active citizens ...
Asphalt

George Atkin Jr. Recreational Trail

4.2 miles
The George Atkin Jr. Recreational Trail winds along scenic Pine Run Creek in the City of Clio. From a hub downtown at Clio Park, the paved trail branches out through the city, providing access to a number of businesses, residences and amenities. The ...
Concrete

Hampton Township Nature Trail

2.4 miles
The Hampton Township Nature Trail is a 2-mile gravel trail that begins at Finn Road Park winding through marshy areas, woods, skirts farm fields, and ending at a boat launch on Jones Road. Along the way you may encounter many species of birds ...
Gravel

Harger Line Rail-Trail

10.1 miles
The Harger Line Rail-Trail runs for an arrow-straight 10 miles through farmland in rural Saginaw County. The trail opened in 2008, two years after the underlying Harger Line Railway corridor was acquired by the Michigan Department of Transportation. The ...
Asphalt

Linear Park Pathway

2.3 miles
Lapeer’s Linear Park Pathway courses through the city, connecting several parks with residences and businesses. A portion of the trail runs on a former railroad corridor; the same one now home to the Southern Links Trailway farther north. At ...
Asphalt

Pere Marquette Rail-Trail

87.3 miles
If a trip on the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail leaves you in love with this route, you are not alone. The Pere Marquette is one of the most heavily used trails in Michigan (the section between Midland and Clare), according to a 2002 Michigan State ...
Asphalt
Ballast
Crushed Stone
Gravel
Sand

Polly Ann Trail

34.2 miles
The Polly Ann Trail is a 34-mile long, non-motorized trail extending north from suburban Detroit on a former Pontiac, Oxford & Northern Railroad corridor. The trail is managed separately by groups in Lapeer County and Oakland County, and the ...
Asphalt
Ballast
Crushed Stone

Saginaw County to Bay County Connection

6.2 miles
This 6.2 mile corridor will connect the Zilwaukee Pathway to the Saginaw Riverwalk. This will help close a crucial gap in the larger Great Lakes Bay Regional Trail which has been dreamed about for years. Once fully constructed the Regional Trail ...

Saginaw Valley Rail Trail

10.9 miles
Saginaw Valley Rail-Trail is a perfect summer escape, since the foliage-drenched corridor offers respite from the sun. This 10-mile trail edges Saginaw's southern boundary before it heads south to St. Charles. Equestrians follow a parallel path ...
Asphalt

Southern Links Trailway

10.2 miles
The Southern Links Trailway is a 10-mile rail-trail that connects the communities of Columbiaville, Otter Lake and Millington in central Michigan. While the trail is paved with smooth asphalt, an adjacent path is offered for equestrian users. Trail ...
Asphalt

Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path

10.1 miles
The Tawas Bay Pedestrian and Bike Path follows both US 23 and the shore of Tawas Bay in northern Michigan. The scenic route, which offers stunning water views at several points along the way, connects the municipalities of Alabaster Township, ...
Asphalt
Concrete

Trolley Line Trail (MI)

2.8 miles
The Trolley Line Trail, which opened in 2009, runs north from the City of Clio to the Saginaw County line at Willard Road in Vienna Township. It is so-named because it occupies a corridor that once saw service from an interurban railroad that ...
Asphalt

Vassar Rail Trail

2 miles
The Vassar Rail Trail weaves through the small community of Vassar, Michigan. The trail segment built on a former railroad corridor is located on the western bank of the Cass River and is perhaps the most scenic stretch. At the end of S. Cass ...
Asphalt