Reed City's Parks and Rail Trails Offer Views of 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.
Rambadt Park offers a nature trail through the surrounding wooded area to the Old Rugged Cross Historical Museum. This park also offers 12 campsites, restrooms and showers, a playground area, horseshoe area, as well as band and picnic pavilions. Westerburg Park is home to baseball/softball diamonds, the Rotary Picnic Pavilion, an 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. Linear Park memorial walkway runs along the river and 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.