Falling Waters Trail

The 10.5-mile Falling Waters Trail connects the village of Concord with the City of Jackson where it continues as the Jackson Inter-City Trail. Built on an abandoned stretch of the former Michigan Central Railroad, the 12-foot-wide asphalt multi-use trail is one of Michigan's most popular rail-trail destinations - and for many good reasons.

The Falling Waters Trail travels through a geologic region of springs and lakes in Jackson County that form the headwaters of four major Michigan rivers. Native Americans called this area "The Land of Falling Waters." At the western trailhead in Concord, the trail crosses a bridge over the Kalamazoo River where you can view a great expanse of marshy wetlands. One of the highlights of the trail is a causeway that runs through the middle of Lime Lake. This is a great place to stop, relax, view wildlife and enjoy the natural beauty of this turquoise blue lake.

Along the way, the trail passes through a lush landscape of wetlands, shady woodlands and fields of beans and corn. This is a trail you will want to visit time and time again to experience the seasonal changes in scenery.

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Bicycle & Fitness Shops
On Two Wheels On Two Wheels
550 Laurence Avenue
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 789-6077
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Trail Groups and Developers
Friends of the Falling Waters Traill Friends of the Falling Waters Traill

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources
525 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909

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Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
PO Box 27187
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 485-6022
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Experience Jackson Experience Jackson
141 S. Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 764-4440
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Jackson County Parks & Recreation Jackson County Parks & Recreation
1992 Warren Avenue
Jackson, MI 49203
(517) 788-4320
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Consumers Energy Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201-2276

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DTE Energy DTE Energy

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League of Michigan Bicyclists League of Michigan Bicyclists
416 S. Cedar Street, Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 334-9100
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225 W. Washtenaw, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933

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