Monday, May 23, 2011
Pere Marquette Railtrail starts in Midland
Bike Month in Michigan. The weather this past weekend was perfect. This is a peek at the Père Marquette Rail Trail which runs 30 miles from Midland all the way to Clare. It is 12 feet wide and the asphalt surface makes it a pleasure for walking, hiking, roller blading, jogging, biking and pushing babies in strollers. Michigan is one of the leading states in converting abandoned railroad lines to these beautiful trails. Users are delighted with the views from the PMRT of bridges, parks, rivers, historical sites, bogs, picnic areas, farmland and a portion even goes through Northwood University. Restrooms are provided at approximately the 10 and 20 mile marks. Where it cuts through towns, ice cream shops welcome everyone.