The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is the newest Kalamazoo County Park! The trail is free to use and has a paved-asphalt surface that is 12-feet wide. It's a multi-purpose trail for non-motorized transportation and recreation.
Once complete, the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail will encompass 35 miles of trail throughout Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo will be a regional hub connecting Battle Creek to Lake Michigan, and D Ave. to Portage.
This existing trail and planned trails in other counties will link more than 140 miles of trail connecting the Battle Creek Linear Park, Kal-Haven State Park Trail, and Portage Bicentennial Park Trail.
Currently, there are 14 miles complete. The first section opened in 2008 and begins at 10th Street, heading east from the Kal-Haven Caboose and stretching 4.8 miles to Westnedge Ave. Construction completed in 2009 and 2010 included trail that connects Mayors' Riverfront Park to D. Ave, traveling through Verburg Park, along Riverview Dr., and heading north along Markin Glen County Park and the Kalamazoo Nature Center. As funds and property become available the trail will continue to grow, realizing a vision that has been carried forward by the Friends of the Kalamazoo River Valley Trailway since 1991.
Walking Club East: Meets Wednesday evenings at 6pm. Meet at Commerce Lane in Parchment, across from the Post Office at Mosel Ave.
Walking Club West: Meets Tuesday mornings at 9am. Meet on the KRV Trail, beginning at the 10th Street parking lot near the Caboose, two miles north of W. Main.
Contact Information :
2900 Lake St. Kalamazoo MI 49048