Van Buren Trail State Park

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Van Buren Trail State Park
Map showing the location of Van Buren Trail State Park
Map showing the location of Van Buren Trail State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Lower Peninsula, Van Buren County, Michigan USA
Nearest city South Haven, Michigan
Coordinates 42°17′19″N 86°15′09″W / 42.2886°N 86.2525°W / 42.2886; -86.2525Coordinates: 42°17′19″N 86°15′09″W / 42.2886°N 86.2525°W / 42.2886; -86.2525
Governing body
Length 14 mi (23 km)
Trailheads South Haven, Michigan
Hartford, Michigan
Use Equestrian, Hiking, Snow-mobiling, XC skiing
Trail difficulty Easy
Season All
Website Official site

Van Buren Trail State Park, also known as Trail State Park, is an unimproved rail trail running along a former railroad right-of-way between Hartford, Michigan to just south of South Haven, Michigan in Van Buren County. It is 14 miles (23 km) long and mostly used by horse trail riders in the summer and snowmobilers in the winter. Terrain is flat with farmland and trees.

In 2004, Van Buren County took over operation of the state-owned trail after state budget problems. There is a trail pass system to pay for maintenance.[1]

Its northern terminus is near Van Buren State Park on Lake Michigan. The Kal-Haven Trail starts in South Haven a few miles north. The trail pass is valid for both trails.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Buren County Comprehensive Plan

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