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Bay County Riverwalk Trail System

Explore over 21 miles of paved trails in the beautiful Bay City area. The trail system consists of two sections: a northern rail trail that connects with Bay City State Recreation Area and Topico Marsh Nature Preserve, and "the loop," which encircles Bay City on an abandoned railway and series of boardwalks along the Saginaw River.

Tobico Marsh, one of the largest remaining coastal wetlands on the Great Lakes, includes 3.5 miles of nature trails open to bicycles. To explore the 9.S-mile Bay City Loop, start at Veterans Memorial Park where you'll see the remants of Bay City's shipbuilding era and the skeletons of two sunken ships.

BayZil Rail Trail

On October 15, 2016, a ribbon-cutting ceremony offically opened the 6.2-mile BayZil (Bay City to Zilwaukee) Rail Trail. This is one of Michigan's newest and most beautiful trails, running parallel to the Saginaw River on an abandoned railbed and crossing two bridges through vast marshes teaming with waterfoul. Scenic and serene, you will love every inch of it. The Hotchkiss Road Trailhead offers the only public access to the trail, which dead-ends just north of Kochville Road. A southern trailhead is in the planning phase.

Kochville Township Path

Ride or run on over 6 miles of paved non-motorized trails connecting the campus of Saginaw Valley State University with Elmer Lange Park and a scenic loop at Krossroads Park.

Zilwaukee Pathway

The 2-mile Zilwaukee Pathway is a paved non-motorized trail that begins at Zilwaukee Riverfront Park and travels west by the Zilwaukee Bridge.

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Trail Resource Guide

Accommodations & Lodging
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
1 Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 891-6000
Web Link
Bicycle & Fitness Shops
Bicycle Village Saginaw Valley Bicycle Village Saginaw Valley
5675 Bay Road
Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 792-8121
Web Link
Chicky & Chippi Chicky & Chippi
4783 Bay Road
Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 755-1100
Web Link
CycleFit Sports CycleFit Sports
5740 Bay Road
Saginaw, MI 48604
(989) 797-2348
Web Link
Jack's Bicycle Shop Jack's Bicycle Shop
207 Third Street
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 684-1735
Web Link
Ray's Bike Shop Ray's Bike Shop
303 Slazburg Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 892-7516
Web Link
Trail Groups and Developers
Great Lakes Bay Regional Trail Alliance Great Lakes Bay Regional Trail Alliance
515 N. Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Saginaw, MI 48607
(989) 752-7164
Web Link
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources
525 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909

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Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
PO Box 27187
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 485-6022
Web Link
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League of Michigan Bicyclists League of Michigan Bicyclists
416 S. Cedar Street, Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 334-9100
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Michigan Brewers Guild Michigan Brewers Guild
225 W. Washtenaw, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933

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Sinas Dramis Law Firm Sinas Dramis Law Firm
3380 Pine Tree Road
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 394-7500
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