Battle Creek Linear Park

Health and wellness have been major contributors to Battle Creek's history, including the invention of breakfast cereal! Citizens and visitors alike enjoy the Battle Creek Linear Park. With more than 28 miles of paved trails it is a great way to spend a day, or a weekend, exploring the history and scenery of America's Cereal City.

Developed in several phases over the past 20 years, this path was one of Michigan's first non-motorized, multi-use trails. In 2014 it underwent a $1.3 million facelift and expansion, including asphalt resurfacing and replacement of several boardwalks. Whether you run, ride a bike, or just want to go for a leisurely stroll, the Battle Creek Linear Park offers a pleasant excursion for everyone.

The river route, which follows along the edge of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo rivers, is perhaps the most popular stretch of the trail. This beautifully landscaped section runs through downtown Battle Creek and passes by many points of interest, including the Underground Railroad Sculpture, the W.K. Kellogg House, and the historic train depot.

The northern route will take you on a meandering tour of several points of interest - view disc golf in Irving Park, circle the duck pond in Kolb Park near Kellogg Community College, or stop to cheer on a baseball team or play some sand volleyball at Bailey Park. This course has many routes, so you may want to bring along this map or visit the Michigan Trails website to view it on your mobile device.

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Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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Battle Creek, MI 49017
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Battle Creek, MI 49017
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