Soon, walkers and bikers can see three states along this trail.

Michigan is filled with amazing trails for outdoor enthusiasts. Bikers, hikers, walkers, and more can enjoy the beauty of the state by simply venturing along one of the thousands of trails. Soon though, a new trail will allow you to see other states as well.

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The Marquette Greenway is currently under construction and when finished, it will connect Michigan with Indiana and Illinois. The 60-mile trail has been in the planning stages sing 2003 and currently, only 22 miles of the path are completed.

What is the current status of the Marquette Greenway?

Only about one-third of the trail has been completed so far. When finished, the trail will connect Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. Here is the breakdown:

  • So far, 22 miles of the trail have already been completed.
  • 32 miles of the trail in Indiana are fully funded and ready to start construction.
  • The last four miles of the trail are in Michigan and are only partially funded at this time. This stretch will run from the Indiana border to New Buffalo, Michigan.

Much of the Marquette Greenway will follow the curve of the southern portion of Lake Michigan and also give access to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The trail will be a non-motorized trail. During the summers it will be open to walkers, bikers, and runners and during the winter months, it will be open to snowshoes and cross-country skis.

Hopefully, all the plans will be finalized soon and construction can being in the early part of 2023.

Source: ahealthiermichigan.org

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