West Bloomfield Trail

Built on the bed of the former Grand Trunk Western Railroad and Detroit Urban Railway, the West Bloomfield Trail is one of Michigan's first rails-to-trails conversions, opened to the public in 1993.

As in its railroad heyday, the 6.8-mile rail trail connects the communities of West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and the campus of Orchard Lake St. Mary's school (formerly the Michigan Military Academy).

As you travel along the finely screened and compacted limestone path, you will pass through a tunnel and by several lakes, ponds, natural areas and residential neighborhoods. The 162-acre West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve serves as the central staging area for the trail with Sylvan Manor Park providing trail access on the eastern end where the trail transitions into the Clinton River Trail.

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American Cycle & Fitness American Cycle & Fitness
203 N. Perry Street
Pontiac, MI 48342
(248) 333-7843
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American Cycle & Fitness American Cycle & Fitness
29428 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 542-7182
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New Balance Detroit New Balance Detroit
37606 N. 12-Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
(248) 324-0506
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Trail Groups and Developers
Friends of the Clinton River Trail Friends of the Clinton River Trail
PO Box 81971
Rochester, MI 48308-1971
(248) 506-0942
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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
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Oakland County Parks & Recreation Oakland County Parks & Recreation
2800 Watkins Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 858-4627
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One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201-2276

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Novi, MI 48377
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Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 334-9100
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225 W. Washtenaw, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933

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