Saginaw Valley Rail Trail
The Saginaw Valley Rail Trail covers 9.55 miles of abandoned rail corridor in Saginaw County, stretching from St. Charles to Saginaw. It incorporates a number of natural features including: seven bridges over various rivers and creeks, The Shiawassee State Game Area and many wetland areas. The Rail Trail also offers an equestrian trail, trail shelters, restroom facilities at the Van Wormer parking lot, viewing platforms and benches.
Designed for various recreational uses, the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail provides:
Safe, quiet places for hiking, bicycling, jogging, walking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and nature study.
Safe, handicap accessible transportation for all ages.
A linear, county park open to the public all year.
A unique way of experiencing the landscape, without using fossil fuel or endangering the environment.
Economic benefits as a tourist destination.
Preservation of transportation corridors.
Shelter for wildlife
Protection for rare plants
A sense of history, with old railroad relics and memories