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State Term: Michigan

Elements of Gold: Michigan’s Pere Marquette Rail-Trail Is a Special Place for All Seasons
April 08, 2024
The Pere Marquette Rail-Trail is like a gold standard for the quality of the trail and the upkeep and something people can enjoy all the time.
The Tridge along the 30-mile Pere Marquette Rail Trail in Michigan | Photo by Cory Matteson
Wintertime Trail Fun
February 01, 2024
Winter brings a whole new way to explore trails such as cross-country ski, snowshoe, fat-tire bike or take a walk through the sparkly snow.
Alaska's Tony Knowles Coastal Trail | Photo by Jody O. Photos
Here Are Five Fantastic New Rail-Trails That Opened in 2023
December 11, 2023
Here we spotlight a handful of the exciting new rail-trails that opened in 2023.
New York's Adirondack Rail Trail ribbon cutting | Photo courtesy New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Michigan’s Kal-Haven Trail State Park
December 09, 2022
Leading from South Haven to Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Kal-Haven Trail State Park ranks as one of the state’s most popular rail-trails.
Michigan's Kal Haven Trail State Park in South Haven | Photo by C.M. McGuire
Top 10 Trails in Michigan
August 12, 2021
Michigan is home to an intricate and expansive network of multiuse trails. With 2,478 miles of rail-trails, trail users can easily weave through all parts of the state.
Michigan's Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail | Photo by TrailLink user jeanette.sheler
Michigan Trail System Makes Connections From Lake to Shining Lake
July 04, 2021
By summer 2022, the Michigan Air Line Trail will complete the final 2.5 miles of its 8-mile total, and enthusiasm among Wixom’s residents and business owners is high. But even more exciting than the trail’s completion is the news that the route will join the larger Great Lake-to-Lake Trails network. Because now, rather than merely attracting Detroiters, Wixom will be able to advertise itself to cross-state roadtrippers.
Michigan's Kal Haven Trail on the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route 1 in South Haven | Photo by C.M. McGuire
Creating Inclusive & Equitable Trail Development: Case Studies in Detroit and Milwaukee
June 23, 2021
The key to creating inclusive & equitable trail development is ensuring every stakeholder in a community is a part of the development process
Trail Moments | Finding Health, Healing and Hope on the Trail
May 13, 2021
After a long day of being in the house, sitting in front of a computer for seven hours, the only thing I wanted to do was close down my Zoom and go outside and ride my bike.
MaShanta Ashmon on Michigan's Clinton River Park Trail | Photo by Rachel Walker | Graphic by RTC
2020’s Silver Lining: Six New Rail-Trails to Treasure
December 07, 2020
Among this year’s class of new rail-trails is a pathway that’s key to a 275-mile route across Michigan, a Virginia stunner with a nearly milelong railroad tunnel, a new segment of the multistate East Coast Greenway in Massachusetts, and a Pennsylvania rail-trail that’s part of three vast regional trail systems.
Upper Bucks Rail Trail | Courtesy Bucks County Planning Commission