Who We Are
The Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail are community members who originally gathered for the purpose of transforming an abandoned railroad into a regional trail and tourist destination. Today we focus on maintaining and growing the Kal-Haven and Van Buren Trails.
Our mission is to provide support for expansion and maintenance of the Trails and continued programming, thereby attracting more people to take advantage of this regional resource.
- Some of our latest projects are rebuilding the caboose in Bloomingdale to be historically accurate and to last for years to come.
- Adding historical heritage markers throughout the trail.
- Adding more bathrooms, bicycle repair stations, and other amenities along the trail.