The arrow-straight Jackson Intercity Trail follows the old rail bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad for 3.4 miles through the southwest section of Jackson. The trail provides a nice non-motorized way for area residents to commute to shops and work, as well as for recreation. For those wanting to venture farther afield, the Jackson Intercity Trail turns into the Falling Waters Trail
at Weatherwax Drive, which carries on southwest 10.5 miles to the town of Concord.
Parking is available at E. Biddle and Rt. 50 (SW corner) and at MLK Park just southeast of that. You can also park at the New Leaf parking area on 4th St. just south of Audubon Blvd or on Weatherwax Drive (limited spaces) south of Park Road near the cell phone tower. From here you can also take the Falling Waters Trail southwest.
This trail now uses city sidewalks/streets and connects with a paved trail along the Grand River in downtown Jackson and extends north to Monroe Street. The new extension is very scenic.