Reed City, Michigan

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 east.

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."

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