Friends of the Musketawa Trail is a nonprofit organization of West Michigan volunteers excited and committed to turning the old railroad bed between Marne and Muskegon into a recreational trail for individual, family, and organizational use.
The Friends’ mission is to act as a public advocate in support of the trail. As advocates, the Friends hope to gain support of government agencies, local businesses, and private citizens in constructing and maintaining the trail. The Friends are involved in construction projects, lobbying, fundraising, trail beautification, habitat and wildlife preservation, etc. Local businesses are encouraged to support these efforts in view of documented economic benefits brought on by similar trails.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has purchased the rail corridor, funded developmental studies, and is providing primary funding for the trail. Through our partnership, our area has a recreational trail to compare with other highly successful rail-trails throughout Michigan, eventually tying into others to provide a regional network. Come join the efforts!
Please contact us for more information or to request a brochure.