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River Trail, Lansing

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Lansing River Trail is a multiple use, non-motorized trail approximately 13mi long. It runs along the Grand River and the Red Cedar River between Michigan State University and Dietrich Park in northern Lansing.The trail has a western extension that begins where it splits off at River Point park just south of downtown Lansing and ends in Moores Park. The River Trail South stretches along Sycamore Creek from Potter Park to Maguire Park in southeast Lansing. The stretch from Hawk Island County Park to Maguire Park was completed in 2008.The River Trail is also home to a number of special events, including the Common Ground Music Festival, the Annual Mayor's Walk, Michigan Run, the Capital City River Run and a number of other city-sponsored activities.The trail is currently being extended into Delhi Township to connect with an existing trail in Holt, as well as east to west across south Lansing.
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  • I love walking the rivertrail all through town, love to bring my dog with me and look at all the cool art all along the trail. The trail is huge so you can get to it from all sorts of spots. Great...  more »
  • We parked at Potter Zoo for $5. Found a nice shady spot to park. We biked to MSU first, then came back to the car and then headed back to the trail going in the other direction. The trail itself is....  more »
  • This is a nice trail, paved an unpaved along the river. You feel like you’re in the country even though you are right in the city. I only do tractor was that trash cans are overflowing at one point.  more »

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