At the current time the Kal-Haven Trail State Park is open for snowmobiling.

This changes daily as the snow-pack on the trail changes,

so please call the Van Buren State Park Offices at
(269) 637-2788 to find out for certain. A Michigan Snowmobile Permit is required.

We Now Have A Mobile App For Our Heritage Trail  Project!


Discover the Kal-Haven Trail


The thrill of the outdoors, the beauty of nature, the serenity of being unplugged…

The Kal-Haven Trail is an amazing 34 mile long linear, multi-use trail that links Kalamazoo to South Haven and is southwest Michigan’s premier tourist destination. The Trail passes through busy towns and  small villages, open farmland and orchards, delicate wetlands and ends on the shores of Lake Michigan.The Kal-Haven Trail State Park ranks as the Number 1 ‘thing do to’ by TripAdvisor for our region. Read more about the trail at:

Friends of the Kal-Haven

In the 1980’s the community came together for the purpose of transforming the old Kalamazoo & South Haven Railroad bed into a trail for all to walk, bike, snowmobile, and enjoy. Today, The Friends’ exist to help maintain, improve and build on the trail for future generations to enjoy. Write us at

This site was updated on January 4, 2022

The Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail is a 501(c)(3) organization

The Mid-America Trails and Greenways (MATAG) Conference has given the Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail and the Michigan History Center’s Dan Spegel it’s 2021 award for our Heritage Trail Project!

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