The Kal-Haven Trail State Park is still open for your enjoyment. Please be safe out there!
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:
- Michigan DNR website
- West Michigan Trails & Greenways
- The Rails to Trails Conservancy
- All Trails
- Michigan Trails Magazine
- The Hiking Project
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This site was updated on February 21, 2020
The Kal-Haven Trail is now an official Pure Michigan Trail!
February 19, 2020
Grand Rapids, MI:
There are so many people to thank but especially Scott Reinert of Visit South Haven, his staff, including Amanda and Lori, who drove up from South Haven to celebrate with us. The MDNR staff which includes Kurt Maxwell, Director of the Kal-Haven Trail State Park, Jill Sell, Trails Coordinator and Matt Metzger, Team Leader. Dan Spegel at the Michigan History Center and every single human who works there, Dick Godfrey, Chair of the Van Buren County Legislature, John Faul, Van Buren County Administrator, the Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail and most especially…. you, our trail users!