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Being in the great outdoors isn't really about where you're headed.  It's about forging your own path and finding adventurous, scenic, and downright feel-good ways to get there.  And, here, our Great Lakes Bay Regional Trails are calling you to lace up your best running shoes, pump up the tires on your bikes, and dust off those snowshoes for a new kind of adventure.  One where the air is fresher, the paths are paved, rare bird sightings aren't so rare, and the journey is just too beautiful not to share.

So, step off the beaten path and escape the everyday.  Because, here, the scenic natural beauty spans nearly 100 miles of safe, paved, and accessible trails - from the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail (11 miles of abandoned railroad corridor from St. Charles to Saginaw, crossing over the wildlife wetlands of the Shiawassee State Game Area) to the 30-mile Pere-Marquette Rail Trail (stretching from Midland's famous Tridge to the outskirts of Clare), and even the Bay County Riverwalk & Rail Trail (17.5 unforgettable miles of waterfront views and woodlands).

While you're here, we'd love to tell you more about our Great Lakes Bay Regional Trail group, our plans for linking the trails into one massive, ultra-connected trail system spanning nearly 100 miles, and how you can get involved!

Can't wait to start exploring? Grab your shoes and go! We'll see you out there. But before you do, be sure to check out more about each of the individual trail experiences by clicking one of the trail links below:

Great Lakes Bay Regional Trail Sponsors: 

Arnold and Gertrude Boutell Memorial Fund
Bay Area Community Foundation
Consumers Energy Foundation

Frank N. Andersen Foundation

Dow Corning Foundation

Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation

Hemlock Semiconductor

The Kantzler Foundation

Midland Community Foundation

Saginaw Community Foundation

Smith Charitable Foundation

The Dow Chemical Company Foundation

Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network