The Linear Park runs the length of Reed City along the Hersey River on
the North end of town. Its path was once was covered by a lake
created from an old dam which broke in 1973 from flooding.
Approximately a mile long, the Park's trail offers a scenic variety,
including a marsh boardwalk and the "Little Mac" Suspension Bridge.
The Park's path also provides a picturesque landscape highlighting
the course of the Hersey River. There are even a few fishing holes
where trout can be found in season.
The River also winds under an
old railroad trestle, (recently converted to the North/South Rails-to-
Trails path), which gives the surrounding landscape a historical look.
Linear Park also connects the other Reed City Parks to one another.
Rambadt Park borders it on the west end and Roth Street Park on the
The north/south Rails-to-Trails Park, (which runs from Rockford
to Cadillac), crosses its path just east of the Chestnut St. Bridge. If
you take that trail south a quarter mile towards downtown, you will
cross the Pere Marquette Trail, the East/West Rails- to-Trails path
that runs from Midland to Ludington.
Linear Park presents many walking opportunities, whether you're
looking for a little stroll, or want to spend the morning exploring all of
Reed City's Parks. For a one-way trip, get together with friends to
spot a car and design your own "expedition."
Provided by the Reed City Downtown Development Authority.
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