hart-montague trail


trail entranceThe Hart-Montague Trail is a State Park and is a paved 22-mile linear park trail converted from an old railroad corridor. It opened in 1991 providing passage through rural, forested areas with scenic overlooks and picnic areas along the way. In 1996 the Hart-Montague Trail became the first of two trails in Michigan to be designated as Michigan Trailways.

The trail is also a designated wildlife viewing area and the platforms along the way are perfect for viewing birds and the occasional encounter with white-tail deer and other woodlands inhabitants. You can enjoy hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Horse back riding is also allowed except on the paved portions of the trail. The trail is accessible from Hart, Montague, Mears, Shelby and New Era. The trail head in Montague offers excellent parking and is directly across the street from the Weathervane Inn for those seeking accommodations.

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