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Pere Marquette Rail Trail
Pere Marquette Rail Trail

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

Chippewa Nature Center Trail
Chippewa Nature Center Trail

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

Midland Grand Curves Trail
Midland Grand Curves Trail

The Midland Grand Curves Trails will take you on a gorgeous tour through the heart of Midland.  Enjoy access to the beautiful downtown, Tridge and connections to Dow Diamond Baseball Stadium and Fournie Park.  Access to the Tridge also connects riders to the Pere-Marquette Trail and access north to Dow Gardens and Whiting Forest canopy walk. This trail is great for jogging, commuting, family walks and views of the Tittabawasee and Chippewa Rivers. 

PARKING: Parking is available at the Farmer's Market parking by the Tridge, along the pathway on side streets and in Fournie Park.

AMENITIES: Restrooms, Water, Handicap Accessible, Observation Areas

POINTS OF INTEREST: The Tridge, Dow Diamond Baseball Stadium

ACTIVITIES: Walking, Running, Biking

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