Lakelands Trail State Park - A Park That Transcends Boundaries
Approximately 6 miles of the Lakelands Trail State Park traverses Hamburg Township and is a major recreation pathway in the Township.
Scheduling An Event
Want to schedule an event on the Lakelands Trail? Contact the Trail Partner managing that community's section.
CONSTRUCTION ON LAKELANDS TRAIL COMPLETED IN HAMBURG TOWNSHIP
The Lakelands Trail is one of four linear state parks in the Michigan State Park System which has been improved through cooperative efforts of local municipalities and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR).
The 6.5-mile Hamburg Township section of the Trail is a Rail to Trail route that was redeveloped into a 16-foot wide, non-motorized pathway, with a 10-foot wide section paved for walking, bicycling, rollerblading, running, and cross-country skiing, and a 6-foot wide turf lane for equestrians.
The improved trail now spans the entire width of Hamburg Township and provides direct intermodal linkages with numerous public and private developments throughout the community including the Hamburg Community Library and Manly Bennett Park.
The Lakelands Trail is part of the Great Lakes to Lakes Trail system from South Haven to Port Huron, and plans to connect it to the Iron Belle Trail are being discussed.
The construction, which began on September 21, 2015, included improvements to the trail between Hamburg and Hall roads, as well as a fully paved parking area and information kiosk.
The project was funded by a grant awarded to the Township by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Hamburg Township General Fund monies were used to purchase the property and pay the match for the grant.
The project is adjacent to Winkelhaus Park in the Village of Hamburg, which is maintained by the Township through a lease agreement.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the trails completion.
Updated May 22, 2017