The thrill of the outdoors, the beauty of nature, the serenity of being unplugged… The Kal-Haven is a trail for all seasons.

The Kal-Haven Trail, the first State Park of its kind in Michigan, is a wonderful 34 mile long linear, multi-use trail that links Kalamazoo to South Haven and is one of southwest Michigan’s premier tourist destinations. The Trail passes over a glacial moraine, through busy towns and  small villages, open farmland and orchards, delicate wetlands and ends on the shores of Lake Michigan losing only 300′ in elevation along the way. 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 multi-use trail for all to walk, bike, snowmobile, and enjoy. It was their vision and their efforts that brought us the Kal-Haven Trail as we know it today,

The Friends’ exist to help maintain, improve and build on the trail for future generations to enjoy and your participation is always welcome.

Write us at

This site was updated on September 23rd, 2022

Join us for our 38th Annual Meeting!

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

6PM at the Driftbusters Snowmobile Club at the end of Hughson Court off E. Kalamazoo Avenue, two blocks east of the 4-Way flasher in Gobles.
The Friends will be honoring:
  • VB County Legislator Dick Godfrey,
  • Visit South Haven Director (retired) Scott Reinert,
  • DNR Ranger Martin Sell,
  • Michigan Heritage Trails Coordinator Dan Spegel
  • KRVT Board of Directors

As our 2022 ‘Friends of the Trail’

We encourage you to meet The Friends and hear what we’ve been up to and what we’ve got planned for 2023. Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to

KHT Wildflower Project

Focused between the Avenue F & G crossings in Oshtemo Township, this project, headed by Sue Hodapp, is restoring native plants where invasive plants have, well, had… taken over. There are informative displays along the one-mile section that will tell you what’s in flower along the way. The project also encourages more native plant species along the length of the trail via proper wildflower management and non-destructive mowing methods.

Are there trees down across the trail? Did you come across a section that needs immediate attention? Do you just want to tell someone how much you love the Kal-Haven Trail? Call the Kal-Haven Trail State Park office at (269) 637-2788

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