The Musketawa Trail is a 25-mile paved, four season recreation trail in west Michigan between Marne and East Muskegon. It traverses orchards and farmlands under forested canopies in Ottawa County, passing thru the Village of Conklin and onward to Ravenna. At Ravenna, you will find the longest of seven trestles and the trail railroad historical centerpieces. There, note the 100 year old rebuilt railroad water tower, railroad signs and signals, a restored caboose and a replica railroad depot. Then, it’s open farmland in Muskegon County all the way to East Muskegon with connections through town, westward along the beautiful Muskegon Lakeshore Trail to Pere Marquette Park and the beaches of Lake Michigan. Along your route on the Muskegon Lakeshore Trail, one passes the entrance to the high speed ferry with service to Wisconsin.
While on the trail, enjoy the convenience of six wildlife observation decks, signage, benches, etc. All are courtesy of the non-profit Friends group, now in their 25th year of volunteer building, enhancement, and promotional work with dual national trail listings. The Musketawa Trail is an important interstate linkage.
Past friends activities include three (3) safe kids biking rodeos at each of the major trailheads, four (4) Gold Spike Trail Tour rides, two (2) Michigander overnighters, plus local group rides. An extension eastward on the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail goes to Walker, Kent County Trails and the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail. Numerous Earth Day plantings have added to the natural flora and fauna along the trail.