Vassar Rail Trail

Michigan

Vassar Rail Trail Facts

States: Michigan
Counties: Tuscola
Length: 2 miles
Trail end points: Canterbury Ct. south of King James Ct. and Goodrich St./SR 15 and Proctor St.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016124
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Vassar Rail Trail Description

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 Avenue, the Townsend North Pavilion and park offers a pleasant place to relax.

West of the park, the trail courses mildly uphill through the woods to a neighborhood near active railroad tracks. To the east, the trail crosses the E. Huron Avenue/State Route 15 bridge over the Cass River before running south along S. Water Street and Proctor Street to a local supermarket.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Vassar Rail Trail is available at the southern end of S. Cass Avenue.

Vassar Rail Trail Reviews

I run this trail because I live walking distance to it. I've ran across many little critters and even a small herd of deer that I almost ran right into! Haha.
Beautiful trail, especially in the fall. Colors every where. The trail even has mile markers painted on it so I know how far I've gone. There are 2 parks in it's span, benches along it, and bathrooms to the front.

I see the poor review due to construction and the issue of no parking. It was because during the construction, the immediate parking area was used for the materials to rebuild the bridge. Don't let the poor review stop you from taking this walk. The parking area (not paved) is now free of construction materials. The most scenic part of the walk is one block south of Huron St on the West side of the river. There is a paved path that goes along side the river and is a lovely section to walk. Enjoy!

Construction diverted us away from the center of town, and so we drove down every possibility to find the place. After we gave up and were leaving town, we found it. There is no signage whatsoever and the parking at the Townsend pavilion is non-existent. Not really worth the effort to drive from Grankenmuth

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