Places to Walk

Outdoor Walking Places

Click for parks and trails in southwest Michigan.


Best Hiking/Biking Trails in Kalamazoo County:

M-43 Bike/Pedestrian Trail - (MDOT trail - Paved) - In Kalamazoo, take Gull Rd from Sprinkle Rd to East D Ave (M-89) in Richland.- 5 miles MDOT brochure and map

Kal-Haven Trail - 10th St in Kalamazoo west to South Haven - 33.5 miles Directions

Kalamazoo River Valley Trailway (KRVT) - 40 miles of paved trail from the Kal Haven Trail on 10th St to downtown Kalamazoo and  north to the Kalamazoo Nature Center (in development) and eventually east to  Battle Creek  and south to the Portage Bicentennial Trail.  View the plan at

Kellogg Forest, Augusta MI - 2.5 miles plus many side trails. (Great shade on a hot day) W. K Kellogg Forest Directions  and

Lillian Anderson Arboretum, Kalamazoo westside - Owned by Kalamazoo College and may be used by the public for low impact recreation including hiking, cross country running and cross country skiing in the winter.  The Arboretum is wooded with dirt trails.  Located off W Main St behind the Oshtemo Firestation. Trail maps and directions:

North Country Trail - The Chief Noonday  segment begins  in Augusta - 7.5 miles

Portage Bicentennial Trail (paved) - Garden Lane north to Kilgore Rd - 3.5 miles one way Map & Directions


Indoor Places for Winter Walking

Over 23 indoor locations open FREE to the public

Many doors have opened to allow the public to walk indoors at public school buildings, malls and a church in southwest Michigan.

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Due to the lack of volunteer support, KVW did not confirm the locations and times for Winter 2008-2009. So please consider calling ahead especially when using a school building.