Over its 7.5 mile course, the trail crosses 11 small bridges, skirts a couple of lakes and ponds, passes by bogs and beaver huts, and flows by and across creeks and rivers. Stop and enjoy the open water with grasses, cattails, and water lilies. Watch the turtles sunning themselves and listen to the ducks splashing in the water.
Parking and Trail Access
Although the trail starts behind the mini-mart at Champion, there is no formal parking. Your best bet is to start at the Van Riper State Park and travel just more than a mile east along M-42/28 to the trailhead. The park in Republic has a small lake, picnic area, and parking