First Stop on the Michigander: Reed City!

9 04 2014

Reed City, population 3,000, embodies a Michigan small town. Once known as “Michigan’s crossroads” because of the intersection of Michigan’s main North/South and East/West railroads, Reed City is full of history and natural beauty. Reed City is now a “Michigan Trail Crossroads” for two intersecting trails, the White Pine and the Pere Marquette Trails, that show off its vibrant scenery. The fully restored historic railroad depot at the crossroads depicts the history of this town that grew up along these tracks.

The Reed City Depot is located next to the Pere Marquette Trail, just north of the trailhead parking lot.                                                                                    Source: Eye on Michigan http://www.eyeonmichigan.com/guides/reedcity/photos.php

In 1975, Yoplait Yogurt came to the United States, rolling right into Reed City where the plant is still located downtown. Michigander bicyclists will get the opportunity to see the picturesque downtown, pedal along Reed City’s trails, sample the White Pine Trail’s covered bridge over the River, and appreciate plentiful parks.

The intersection of the Pere Marquette Trail and Fred Meijer Pine Trail in Reed City.  Source: Eye on Michigan http://www.eyeonmichigan.com/guides/reedcity/photos.php

The intersection of the Pere Marquette Trail and Fred Meijer Pine Trail in Reed City.
Source: Eye on Michigan http://www.eyeonmichigan.com/guides/reedcity/photos.php

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