The Musketawa Trail is a four season recreational trail in West Michigan between Marne and East Muskegon. It traverses orchards and farmlands, travels under forested canopies in Ottawa County, passes through the farming village of Conklin and onward to Ravenna. There you will find the longest of 13 railroad trestles (216 feet long) over Crockery Creek. At Ravenna, note the 100-year old rebuilt railroad water tower, railroad signs and signals and metal arts bike rack — all courtesy of the Friends group. A recent addition of a railroad caboose highlights Ravenna as the trail’s historical centerpiece. Then, it’s pleasant, open farmland trip in Muskegon County all the way to East Muskegon with connections westward to the Laketon Trail and on to the beautiful, nine-mile Muskegon Lakeshore Trail. While traveling the Muskegon Lakeshore Trail, users can take time to enjoy Pere Marquette Park and its lovely beaches on Lake Michigan. While there take a moment to admire the lighthouse, boating in the channel, the W.W. II submarine “Silversides” and Naval museum. One also passes the high speed ferry dock which affords a two-hour trip across Lake Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Musketawa Trail becomes an important interstate connector. A newer, paved seven mile extension, the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail, goes from Marne eastward to Walker and will eventually connect to the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail. Beyond the Muskegon Lakeshore Trail on the west end users can directly connect to the Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail. The FM Berry Junction is a 10.6 mile paved trail with final completion scheduled for June/July of 2018. The FM Berry Junction Trail connects to Whitehall via the White Lake Pathway and then on to the 28-mile William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail in Oceana County which was just rebuilt a few years ago. All of this wonderful, paved trail mileage is in West Michigan!
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22 years of trail work and still going!
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