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A Quiet Corridor Featuring Jackson County, Michigan's Natural Attributes


Friends of the Falling Waters Trail
c/o Jackson County Parks
1992 Warren Ave
Jackson MI 49203


      Email:
fallingwatersmi@gmail.com

 

2016 Spring Newsletter
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the Falling Waters Trail?  The Falling Waters Trail is a 10.5 mile linear park based on the old Michigan Central railroad bed. It runs between Weatherwax Drive and the Village of Concord, Michigan. This trail will connect Summit, Spring Arbor and Concord townships and crosses Lime Lake on an old causeway.

What is a linear park?  A linear park is a long, narrow park with limited access that is ideal for activities such as bicycling, hiking, nature study, jogging, inline skating and cross-country skiing. The conversion of abandoned railroad right-of-ways into linear parks is one of the most popular transportation and recreation developments of the past twenty years. Over 1000 such rail trails are already in operation across the country. Learn More

What are the benefits of a linear park? 

  • A traffic free, level path for family recreation - biking, walking, jogging
    and inline skating
  • A non-motorized transportation link between Jackson and Concord
  • A level, quiet area for the disabled, children and seniors to enjoy nature
  • A pleasant corridor for cross country skiing
  • A habitat for wildflowers, birds and small animals
  • an opportunity to preserve an historic railway route
  • An economic boost to the area due to trail-related business

Where can I park a vehicle near the Trail?
Parking along the roadsides adjacent to the Trail is illegal, so please look at our Maps and Mileage page for directions.  Maps & Mileage