Friends of the Musketawa Trail is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of West Michigan volunteers excited and committed to supporting the Musketawa Trail. Resting on an old railroad bed between Marne and Muskegon, the Musketawa Trail is a recreational trail used 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 maintaining the trail and any upgrades to 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) purchased the rail corridor, funded developmental studies, and provided 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 (such as the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail) to provide a regional network. Come join the efforts!
Please contact us for more information or to request a brochure.