Chippewa Trail

Michigan

Chippewa Trail Facts

States: Michigan
Counties: Midland
Length: 4.1 miles
Trail end points: Pere Marquette Rail-Trail at the Tridge and Chippewa Nature Center on S. Badour Rd.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7581116
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Chippewa Trail Description

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 unique Tridge bridge at the confluence of the Tittabawassee and Chippewa Rivers, you'll head southwest through both open and wooded areas. In St. Charles Park, you'll find many recreational amenities, such as playgrounds, a skate park, swimming pool, roller rink, baseball field and picnic areas. As you continue, interpretive signs bring attention to historical, cultural and natural points of interest.

For a longer ride, you can pick up the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail on the north shore of the Tittabawassee River. The rail-trail is listed in RTC's Hall of Fame and extends 87 miles west from Midland.

Parking and Trail Access

On the Chippewa Trail's eastern end, park in St. Charles Park (605 Whitman Drive); on its western end, park at Chippewa Nature Center (400 S. Badour Road).

Chippewa Trail Reviews

A lovely, peaceful ride on a sunny fall day. The surface is in decent shape, though not as smooth as the Pere Marquette. The landscape is varied, with gentle rolling hills through meadows and woods. The nature center is very nice. Would like to go back to try some of their walking trails.

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