Midland County Trails
Racing from Clare to Midland, the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail is one of Michigan's most widely used and nicely maintained multi-use trails. So highly regarded, it was inducted into "The Rail-Trail Hall of Fame" by the national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
The 3D-mile asphalt trail crosses several bridges and travels through a series of small towns with plenty of stores and restaurants to stop for lunch or a cool drink along the way. A separate path for horseback riding runs parallel to the trail for 5 miles between Coleman and North Bradley. The entire trail is closed to snowmobiling, but is plowed during the winter months to allow year-round use. Sections of the Pere Marquette Rail-Trail receive a fresh coat of sealer each year and are in great condition. This is a flat, fast, exceptionally smooth trail, making it an easy ride for people of all abilities.
PARKING: Parking is available at the downtown Midland Staging Area,
AMENITIES: Restrooms, Water, Handicap Accessible, Pets Allowed, Playground, Picnic Area, Boat Launch, Observation Point
POINTS OF INTEREST: The Tridge, Northwood University, Dow Historical Museum
ACTIVITIES: Walking, Running, Biking, Cross Country Skiing, In-Line Skating, Fishing
Cross "The Tridge" to ride along the 3.7-mile Chippewa Trail, a non-motorized, paved pathway that meanders through the Chippewa Nature Center. Interpretive signs along the way tell the story of this unique landscape.
PARKING: Parking is available near the Visitor Center off of Badour Road.
AMENITIES: Restrooms, Water, Handicap Accessible, Picnic Areas, Observation Areas
POINTS OF INTEREST: Saginaw Bay Observation Towers, Group Campgrounds, Tobico March Lake
ACTIVITIES: Walking, Running, Cross Country Skiing
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