Route: Linear Park Perimeter (MI)

Submitted by nickinsley on Mon, 03/21/2022 - 12:30pm
Michigan, US
10.5 mi
Vertical Gain
311 ft

The Battle Creek Linear Park contains over 26 miles of paved pathway with parks, plants, animals, playgrounds, fishing, & historical and cultural markers. The perimeter loop is 10.5 miles and goes along both the Kalamazoo & Battle Creek Rivers through Downtown Battle Creek. Highlights downtown include the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center, with views of Friendship Park, Central High School, the Willard Library, Kellogg House Park, and an Underground Railroad Sculpture.

After making your way through downtown running along the Battle Creek River, you'll go through Horseshoe Bend Park and see the Verona Dam before turning off the Battle Creek River's path at Bailey Park, an 80 acre baseball, volleyball, and picnic area. After going a little further north then looping west then south, you'll head west past Kellogg Community College & Kolb Park featuring Spring Lake. As you continue west passing Washington Elementary & Dudley Elementary, you'll you'll find yourself at Leila Arboretum which boasts exquisite pavilions and rolling hills along with Kingman Museum, a disc golf course, and a children's garden. After completing the Arboretum section of the Linear Park Perimeter Path, you head south until reaching the Kalamazoo River and turning back towards downtown Battle Creek. Just before Washington St, the Kalamazoo River splits off and you continue along the Battle Creek River to your beginning point.

A special combination of scenery, greenery, and history show off what Battle Creek has to offer all in one loop. After smelling the sweet cereal in the air, swing by any number of downtown restaurant and breweries to further your Cereal City experience!

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