Thomas Township Trail


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Thomas Township Trail Facts

States: Michigan
Counties: Saginaw
Length: 2.3 miles
Trail end points: Saginaw Valley Rail Trail and Shields Drive
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9381925

Thomas Township Trail Description

The Thomas Township Trail provides a paved, north-south route of just over 2 miles through this Michigan community. It begins at a connection with the popular Saginaw Valley Rail Trail, which heads southwest to St. Charles and east towards Saginaw.

From that juncture, the Thomas Township Trail heads north, past Swan Valley High School, and crosses busy Gratiot Road, which is bordered by stores and restaurants. From there, it continues a touch father to its end at Shields Road; within two blocks east of here are a number of important buildings, including the police and fire departments, public library, and municipal offices.

The route offers a mix of wooded patches, open farm fields, and residential neighborhoods.

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Thomas Township Trail Reviews

Nice trail for biking or walking!

I have started this trail at Swan Creek High School parking (when school is out), at Shields Road by the Township Police Dept, and also from the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail.
All paved, wide, well-maintained, easy going, nice variety of scenery along the way.
Turning onto this from Saginaw Valley Rail Trail is a nice addition to that experience.
And a 1-mile ride down Ohern Road gets you to Roberts Community Park, another pleasant location.
Lots of open riding with only a little shade, can get hot in the summer sun.
You may get a chance to see a snapping turtle along the ditch in Kluck Nursery property.
Crossing M-46 at Meijer's in Shields can be a little nerve-wracking!

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