What is the Falling Waters
The Falling Waters Trail is a 10.5 mile linear park based on the old
Michigan Central railroad bed. It runs between Weatherwax Drive and the
Village of Concord, Michigan. This trail will connect Summit, Spring Arbor
and Concord townships and crosses Lime Lake on an old causeway.
What is a linear
park? A linear park is a
long, narrow park with limited access that is ideal for activities such as
bicycling, hiking, nature study, jogging, inline skating and cross-country
skiing. The conversion of abandoned railroad right-of-ways into linear
parks is one of the most popular transportation and recreation
developments of the past twenty years. Over 1000 such rail trails are already in
operation across the country.
What are the
benefits of a linear park?
traffic free, level path for family recreation - biking, walking,
and inline skating
non-motorized transportation link between Jackson and Concord
level, quiet area for the disabled, children and seniors to enjoy nature
pleasant corridor for cross country skiing
habitat for wildflowers, birds and small animals
opportunity to preserve an historic railway route
economic boost to the area due to trail-related business
can I park a vehicle near the Trail?
along the roadsides adjacent to the Trail is illegal, so please look at
our Maps and Mileage page for directions.
Maps & Mileage