Explore the best railway-corridor recreation trails in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin with Rail-Trails Midwest: Great Lakes
Author: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Softcover: 380 pages; black-and-white photographs and 2-tone maps
Wilderness Press; copyright 2012
Rail-Trails Midwest: Great Lakes
include detailed maps for every rail-trail as well as driving directions to the trailheads
Icons indicate each trail's uses including hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horse-riding, cross-country skiing and snow mobiling
Succinct descriptions let you know what to expect along the trail
Measures approximately 8.5 x 5.5 in.
Looking for a level trail where you can enjoy a brisk fitness walk, bike ride or stroll with the family? All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public, multiuse trails. Here the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these trails in the Midwest, home to the most rail-trails in the country.
Many rail-trails are paved and run through the most popular parts of town, such as Indianapolis’ bustling 15 mi. Monon Trail. Others expose you to regional history, such as Ohio’s 11 mi. Holmes County Trail, whose corridor is shared with the horse-and-buggies of the local Amish. See the native tall-grass prairies, explore hardwood forests and waterways and visit quintessential American small towns along the Midwest’s many rail-trails.