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  • Trail Facts

    Lakelands Trail is approximately 20 miles long with an asphalt or gravel surface. More


    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.

    Please join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the trails completion. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Trail Activities

    The Trail is designed for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and wheelchair use.

  • Special Events

    The Trail is used by various groups for special events involving walking, running and biking.

  • Trail Maps

    Find your way on the Trail by checking maps of various segments. More

  • Trail Partners

    Lakelands Trail is operated and maintained by several partners:

    • The Michigan Department of Natural Resources
    • The Great Lake-To-Lake Trails Program
    • Hamburg Township
    • Putnam Township
    • Friends of the Lakelands Trail
    • The Village of Pinckney
    • The Village of Stockbridge

  • Scheduling An Event

    Want to schedule an event on the Lakelands Trail? Contact the Trail Partner managing that community's section:More