Rail-Trails: Michigan & Wisconsin


Explore 63 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathway across two states. 

In this book, you'll find:

  • Detailed maps for every trail, plus driving directions to trailheads
  • Icons indicating the activities each trail can accomodate
  • Succinct descriptions written by rail-trail experts

All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails, as well as other multiuse pathways, in Michigan and Wisconsin. 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 will keep you in close touch with its namesake. 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. 

"You can now throw away all your self-help books on fighting depression, losing weight, toning muscles, finding something to do with your kids, and learning American history. Just use this guide, find a great trail - and enjoy!" - Peter Harnik, Director, Center for City Park Excellence, Trust for Public Land

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, more than 22,000 miles of open rail-trails across the country, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built - with a goal of ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.