Rail-Trails Michigan & Wisconsin

Rail-Trails Michigan & Wisconsin


The definitive guide to the region’s top multiuse trails

The experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present 63 of the best rail-trails and other multiuse pathways in Michigan and Wisconsin.

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

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.

In this book, you’ll find:

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

“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

Additional information

Weight 15.5 oz
Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy



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Illustration Notes

Color photos and maps throughout



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Wilderness Press


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