Hastings Riverwalk

Another scenic section of the Paul Henry Thomapple Trail, the 2.4-mile Hastings Riverwalk was completed in 2015 from the former railbed on Industrial Park Drive to a circular loop at Bliss Riverfront Park. The paved multi-use trail is part of a proposed network of paths and nature trails currently under development along the Thomapple River by the city of Hastings. Hastings is a popular destination for paddles ports and home of the world-famous Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race in the spring. You'll find bicycle and kayak rentals, lodging and several good places to eat in Hastings.

Middleville to Irving

The 4.6-mile segment through Middleville to Irving is the most scenic and popular stretch of the Paul Henry Thomapple Trail. You'll find a staging area behind Middleville Village Hall. The newest section of trail north of downtown is beautifully landscaped and crosses several bridges. Beginning at the gazebo, the first half-mile south passes over two bridges and on to several lookouts with views of vast wetlands. It's a great location for birdwatching. From there, the trail travels along the banks of the river through a long tunnel of trees to Irving. A beautiful ride.

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Trail Resource Guide

Accommodations & Lodging
Holiday Inn Express Hastings Holiday Inn Express Hastings
1099 W. M-43 Hwy
Hastings, MI 49058
(269) 945-0000
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Bicycle & Fitness Shops
Hastings Ace Bike Shop Hastings Ace Bike Shop
200 S. Boltwood Street
Hastings, MI 49058
(269) 945-2003
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Trek Bicycle Store Trek Bicycle Store
22 W. Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 962-7688
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Tourist Attractions
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
701 W. Cloverdale Road
Hastings, MI 49058
(269) 721-4190
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Trail Groups and Developers
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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Thornapple Trail Association Thornapple Trail Association
PO Box 393
Middleville, MI 49333
(616) 293-8666
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West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition
PO Box 325
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 485-7805
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Trail Supporter
DTE Energy DTE Energy

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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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