Friends of the Kal-Haven Annual Meeting

October 7, 2019
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Oshtemo Public Library Meeting Room
M43, Oshtemo Township

Discover the Kal-Haven Trail

The thrill of the outdoors, the beauty of nature, the serenity of being unplugged…

The Kal-Haven Trail is an amazing 34 mile long linear, multi-use trail that links Kalamazoo to South Haven and is southwest Michigan’s premier tourist destination. The Trail passes through busy towns and  small villages, open farmland and orchards, delicate wetlands and ends on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Kal-Haven Trail State Park ranks as the Number 1 ‘thing do to’ by TripAdvisor for our region.

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Friends of the Kal-Haven

In the 1980’s the community came together for the purpose of transforming the old Kalamazoo & South Haven Railroad bed into a trail for all to walk, bike, snowmobile, and enjoy.

Today, The Friends’ exist to help maintain, improve and build on the trail for future generations to enjoy. Write us at

Chicago Tribune
October2, 2019

Best fall bike rides in the Midwest: 3 epic trips for adventurous leaf peepers

No state has a more extensive rails-to-trails network than Michigan, where nearly 2,500 miles of railroad corridor have been converted into linear playgrounds for bikers and hikers.

One of the state’s first rail-trails ranks as one of the best, especially in the fall. The Kal-Haven Trail stretches 34 miles from Lake Michigan’s popular beach town of South Haven to the city of Kalamazoo.

The largely tree-covered Kal-Haven Trail stretches 34 miles from South Haven to Kalamazoo. It's one of the first trails in Michigan to be converted from a former railroad corridor into a recreational path.

Trains chugged along this route for a century until 1971. Now cyclists converge on this ribbon of mostly crushed limestone covered in dappled sunlight and flanked by tall trees.

Ride across the postcard-worthy covered bridge spanning the Black River and make a pit stop at Bumbleberry Acres in South Haven to pick up local fruit. Kick back in one of Bumbleberry’s hammocks with an apple cider doughnut.

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