Explore over 21 miles of paved trails in the beautiful Bay City area. The trail system consists of two sections: a northern rail trail that connects with Bay City State Recreation Area and Topico Marsh Nature Preserve, and "the loop," which encircles Bay City on an abandoned railway and series of boardwalks along the Saginaw River.
Tobico Marsh, one of the largest remaining coastal wetlands on the Great Lakes, includes 3.5 miles of nature trails open to bicycles. To explore the 9.S-mile Bay City Loop, start at Veterans Memorial Park where you'll see the remants of Bay City's shipbuilding era and the skeletons of two sunken ships.
BayZil Rail Trail
On October 15, 2016, a ribbon-cutting ceremony offically opened the 6.2-mile BayZil (Bay City to Zilwaukee) Rail Trail. This is one of Michigan's newest and most beautiful trails, running parallel to the Saginaw River on an abandoned railbed and crossing two bridges through vast marshes teaming with waterfoul. Scenic and serene, you will love every inch of it. The Hotchkiss Road Trailhead offers the only public access to the trail, which dead-ends just north of Kochville Road. A southern trailhead is in the planning phase.
Kochville Township Path
Ride or run on over 6 miles of paved non-motorized trails connecting the campus of Saginaw Valley State University with Elmer Lange Park and a scenic loop at Krossroads Park.
The 2-mile Zilwaukee Pathway is a paved non-motorized trail that begins at Zilwaukee Riverfront Park and travels west by the Zilwaukee Bridge.