Trail Update: Bicycling weather has arrived and the trails are ready for your biking fun. It's time to hit the trails! Spring, Summer & Fall are the perfect great time to be out enjoying the trails. Reed City is your central location for all directions with our trail head, fire-pit and restrooms. Head North to LeRoy & Cadillac, West to Lake County and amazing trails, East to Evart and Farewell, South to Big Rapids. It's a beautiful time to get out and ride.
Your adventure begins in Reed City, Crossroads of the White Pine and Pere Marquette Trails. Reed City Depot restrooms are available 24/7.
Reed City restaurants boast homemade food... check them out! For more information, phone the Reed City Chamber at 231-832-5431.
Reed City is the crossroads of Michigan in more than one way. Two major highways intersect here, US 131 which runs north and south and US 10 which runs east and west.
Even before there was a US 10 or a US 131, Reed City was the crossroads of two railroad lines that bisected Michigan. The Pere Marquette Pennsylvania Central Railroad ran from Ludington to Midland, while the Grand Rapids and Indiana (GR&I) Railroad ran from Rockford to Cadillac. These railroads transported supplies to the thriving logging industry that existed throughout mid-Michigan during the eighteen and nineteen hundreds.
Today, Reed City is still at the crossroads with the intersection of two popular rails-to-trails: the White Pine Trail and the Pere Marquette Trail. These systems meet at the Depot, a reconstructed replica of the historic downtown railroad depot. The White Pine Trail is the longest rail trail system in the state, connecting the 92 miles between Grand Rapids and Cadillac. The Pere Marquette State Trail is 55 miles long through the Clare, Lake, and Osceola counties. Reed City serves as the rail trail capitol of Michigan.
Whether you're driving, walking, running, biking, or even snowmobiling, Reed City is your crossroads destination!
Our rail trails offer tourists spectacular views of local wildlife and flora. A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway into a multi-use path, typically for walking and cycling. Although both the White Pine and Pere Marquette are not entirely paved, plans are in the works to both pave and expand these rail trail systems.
For outdoor and camping lovers, Reed City hosts both local and surrounding parks in scenic locations. We also have many rivers, lakes, and streams to fish, canoe, kayak, tube, and swim. Reed City maintains three beautiful parks: Rambadt, Westerburg, and the Linear, which is the trail alongside the Hersey River that connects Rambadt and Westerburg. These parks offer a variety of recreational opportunities to both residents and tourists of the City and surrounding communities.
Offering a nature trail through the surrounding wooded area to the Old Rugged Cross Historical Museum, this park also offers 13 campsites, restrooms and showers, a playground area, horseshoe area, as well as band and picnic pavilions.
Home to baseball/softball diamonds, the Rotary Picnic Pavilion, obstacle course, a playground area, as well as tennis, volleyball, and shuffleboard courts, this park is just a few steps away from the Pere Marquette Trail.
This memorial walkway, which runs along the river, links Rambadt Park to Westerburg Park. There is an open-air gazebo and seating, as well as the Little Mac Bridge and a tribute to the Boy Scouts.
Contact the Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 832-5431 for more information.
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