North Country Trail – West Michigan – New Lowell Section
A wonderful thing about living in Michigan is the access to some amazing trails to run on. West Michigan is home to a section of the North Country trail that continues to develop and grow. Recently a new section was created in attempt to add a touch more beauty to an already gorgeous trail. Not every section of trail is created equally and Lowell has an unfair advantage. The new section can be found on the North West side of of the Division St. Bridge that crosses the Grand River. It weaves and turns through woods and fields about 8/10′s of a mile until it arrives at the City Parking Lot next to the Flat river. Along the way you get to experience a beautiful view of a train bridge and crosses under a train trestle. The woods give you cover until after you cross under the trestle and pop out in wonderful open field that has many species of wild flowers blooming at different times of year. You get another glance at the train bridge from the opposite side as you stole along the banks of the Grand River. Before you know it you make a turn to the North and find yourself with the Flat River on your Left. There is another view of a train bridges that cross the Flat River and you proceed under another train trestle. There is a parking lot here for fisherman, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. When you continue north you find yourself walking up to Main St, and across from the Flat River Grill. The trail continues up along the Show Boat and through town before connecting with another wooded section on North Washington St.
Here are a few photos taken while traveling south along the trail.
More information about the North Country Trail and where you can find a section near you check out http://northcountrytrail.org/