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Kal Haven Trail

66 N Bailey Ave, South Haven, MI
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in South Haven
Type: Hiking Trails
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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The trail is hard packed limestone and rides nicely. It is about 75% in the shade so it is a great ride on a hot day. Some nice stops along the way.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Easy grade, easier direction is fro Kalamazoo to South Haven. We tried to find shuttle service. Seems there has been a public/private disagreement and right now there is no shuttle service. Taxi too expensive and not equipped for bikes. Trail is well maintained and pretty. Also a bit boring.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Two reasons for not giving the full five stars. First, you go buy some factory farms and the smell is terrible. Second, my athletic nine year old hated the trail because it's straight and not enough action. A big whatever from the rest of the family which includes a 12 year old. Lots of places to rest, get water, and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Began our biking adventure in South Haven. Would have loved to complete the 30 miles to Kalamazoo but weather prevented this. Straight, level, tree covered, farm land, pit toilets, water available by pump. That's about it. I was hoping for more scenery, diversion. Have been an avid biker and must say I was concerned biking on crushed stone. Never had... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Rode this during the blueberry festival. You can ride a long ways on this trail but very level and maintained well. Did not find a ton of places to stop for water or a drink, but there are some... but bring your own in the summer-- it can be hot! Nice to drive by countless blueberry fields!

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Wauseon, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Fun little trail. Only went the first four miles but was a nice trail and fun for couples. Nice view and very shady!

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Hammond, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My friend and I just came back from a bike tour that began at the Kalamazoo Kal-Haven Trail head. We biked (mostly limestone) from there to Bloomingdale (we had our lunch here at the picnic tables). Across the street from picnic tables is Wagoners (little grocery store with a deli) and the people are very nice that prepared our lunch.... More

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illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Very beautiful ride, through tunnels of trees and very flat. Along the way there are very small towns that you can stop off at and rest or have refreshments. We met some other bikers along the way and stopped and chatted with them for awhile. Saw them on the way back also. Just a nice get away for some peace... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The Kal-Haven trail is an great scenic trail. We've hiked and biked this trail and both times we were impressed by the colored trees in the fall and the food at County Fare in Grand Junction in the winter. The Kal-Haven trail is an easy path along an old railroad path and the views are spectacular. This is definitely a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Flat, straight (used to be a railroad track), very well kept, partly under a tree canopy that was beginning to change colors. Enjoyed it.

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