Are you ready to indulge your passion for recreational biking? Then, hop on your two-wheeler and take a spin along Michigan's scenic coastline, wooded trails and byways.
Grand Island National Recreation Area is located on Lake Superior, about one-half mile from the mainland community of Munising and 43 miles from Marquette. The island's scenic natural beauty and interesting history make it an attractive place for biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Bike rentals are available on site.
Hiking and mountain biking trails provide wonderful opportunities for day trips and give access via unsurfaced trails to some of the island's most spectacular scenery. Consider your level of fitness and your pace as you make route choices.
Looking for more leisurely biking? Try any of Michigan's State Parks and trailways for a multitude of recreational options including two-wheel fun. The 34-mile Kal-Haven Trail State Park between Kalamazoo and South Haven in West Michigan is one of five linear state parks; four of them are former rail corridors. These paths are ideal for a leisurely ride through wooded areas, farm lands and small towns.
The Betsie Valley Trail is 22.3 miles long and extends from Frankfort through Elberta and Beulah to Thompsonville in Benzie County. From Frankfort to Beulah it is non-motorized. All of it is excellent for bicycles. The trail is owned by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and is operated and maintained by Benzie County.
The entire family can enjoy a day at the scenic 4,461 acre Stony Creek Metro Park in Shelby Township with hilly terrain and the beautiful 500-acre Stony Creek Lake. Ride a paved 6.2 mile Hike-Bike trail. Pack a picnic meal, visit the Nature Center, take a swim or try out the disc (Frisbee) golf course.
Deerfield Nature Park in Mt. Pleasant offers a 591 acre forest and river setting. Canoe or hike to your rustic campsite with eight miles of biking and hiking. Fish the scenic Chippewa River, which runs through or just relax and enjoy the wildlife. Features include a sandy swimming beach, picnicking, two swinging bridges, two canoe landings and the Fisher Covered Bridge.
Michigan's Department of Natural Resources & Environment (DNRE) has trail maps and more information for safe and enjoyable biking in the Great Lakes State.