Explore 63 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways across two states.
All around the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present their list of 63 of the best, most highly rated rail-trails and other multiuse pathways in Michigan and Wisconsin. Each entry includes detailed maps, driving directions to trailheads, activity icons, and succinct descriptions. Explore Wisconsin’s iconic Elroy-Sparta State Trail, widely acknowledged to be the oldest rail-trail in America, or Lake Michigan Pathway, which features beaches and marinas that keep you in close touch with its namesake. Tour Michigan’s state capital on the Lansing River Trail, which winds along scenic riverbanks for 8 miles, from the campus of Michigan State University to Old Town Lansing. Witness the effects of ancient ice floes on Wisconsin’s landscape along the 52-mile Glacial Drumlin State Trail. You’ll love the variety in this collection of Midwestern multiuse trails, from beautiful waterways and scenic areas to the hustle and bustle of the states’ urban centers. So whether you’re looking for a trail for a leisurely stroll, a bike ride with the family, or something a bit more challenging, you’ll find it in this comprehensive trail guide.