Musketawa Trail

The 26-mile Musketawa Trail is a slice of pure Americana. Originally the Central Michigan Railroad, the rail bed was acquired in 1992 and turned into a rail trail through the efforts of the Friends of the Musketawa Trail. It's a peaceful, comfortable ride or run past quintessential farms with plenty of birds, butterflies and natural beauty to keep you entertained along the way.

The entire length of the trail is paved with asphalt.

Set against the backdrop of rural America, your journey takes you through small country towns and wide expanses of farm fields, marshes and shady woodlands. The trail features 13 wooden trestles, the longest a 200-foot trestle over Crockery Creek in Ravenna, plus five observation decks (two of which are roofed). The Friends have also added railroad memorabilia along the way with railroad crossing signs, and a restored 100-year-old water tower and a railroad caboose at the trail mid-point in the Ravenna Staging Area.

When you reach the end of the trail in Muskegon, look for the directional signs that guide you north along a connecting route on Latimer Drive to the Laketon Trail and Muskegon Lakeshore Trail.

The entire trail, from the Marne trailhead to Muskegon, is open to snowmobiling and skiing during the winter season.

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Accommodations & Lodging
Bel-Aire Motel Bel-Aire Motel
4240 Airline Road
Muskegon, MI 49444
(231) 733-2196
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Hampton Inn Muskegon Hampton Inn Muskegon
1401 E. Ellis Road
Muskegon, MI 49444
(231) 799-8333
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Bicycle & Fitness Shops
Breakaway Bicycles & Fitness Breakaway Bicycles & Fitness
4741 Harvey Street
Muskegon, MI 49444
(231) 799-0008
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City Hub Cyclery City Hub Cyclery
585 W. Clay Street
Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 563-6243
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The Bicycle Rack The Bicycle Rack
1790 Roberts Street
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 773-6411
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Trail Groups and Developers
Friends of the Musketawa Trail Friends of the Musketawa Trail
PO Box 5082
North Muskegon, MI 49445

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources
525 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909

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Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
PO Box 27187
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 485-6022
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West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition
PO Box 325
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 485-7805
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Tourist Information
Kent County Parks Department Kent County Parks Department
1700 Butterworth Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534-7065
(616) 632-7275
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Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau
610 W. Western Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49440
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Ottawa County Parks Ottawa County Parks
12220 Fillmore St.
West Olive, MI 49460
(616) 738-4808
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Trail Supporter
Consumers Energy Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201-2276

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DTE Energy DTE Energy

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League of Michigan Bicyclists League of Michigan Bicyclists
416 S. Cedar Street, Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 334-9100
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Mercy Health Physician Partners Mercy Health Physician Partners
245 State Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Michigan Brewers Guild Michigan Brewers Guild
225 W. Washtenaw, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933

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My Auto Import Center My Auto Import Center
1860 E. Sternberg Road
Muskegon, MI 49444
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