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ENCORE FIVE FAVES

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail A vision 30 years ago became a reality in 2008 with the opening of this linear county park, which then had 4.8 miles of paved trail. Now the 24– mile trail winds through the county, linking Comstock Township to the Kal– Haven Trail. There are plans to extend the KRVT so it joins with the Portage Bicentennial Trail and the Battle Creek Linear Park, providing a non–motorized way to get from South Haven to Battle Creek. Eventually, with links to other trails, it may be possible to go from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. Whether traveling by foot, bike or any other non–motorized means, the KRVT is a great way to see the county.

About the Author

Lynn Houghton is the regional history curator at the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections. She leads the Gazelle Sports Historic Walks, a series of free architectural and historic walks at various locations in Kalamazoo County during the summer and fall, and is the co–author of Kalamazoo Lost and Found, a book on Kalamazoo history and architecture. She also participated in the PBS series 10 that Changed America. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from WMU and a master’s in library and information science from Wayne State University.

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