R and R in Bay City The Riverwalk and Rail-Trail Tour

Bay City, Michigan

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Bay City's Riverwalk and Rail-Trail highlight this ride. Starting on the riverwalk, the route runs along the bank of the Saginaw River, tours residential areas, an picks up the rail-trail, on the east side of town, before heading back to the river. The riverwalk rail-trail will eventually be connected, forming a 9-mile long bike path circling the city, but until then, riders can enjoy a route encompassing the quiet, wide, tree-lined roads between the two. The boardwalk features markers giving the history of sawmills and the lumber trade in the area. Things to see: Saginaw River, Bay City Riverwalk and Rail-Trail, old homes in quiet residential area.
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by Pamela Stovall (The Globe Pequot Press)

Bay City's Riverwalk and Rail-Trail highlight this ride. Starting on the riverwalk, the route runs along the bank of the Saginaw River, tours residential areas, an picks up the rail-trail, on the east side of town, before heading back to the river.

The riverwalk rail-trail will eventually be connected, forming a 9-mile long bike path circling the city, but until then, riders can enjoy a route encompassing the quiet, wide, tree-lined roads between the two. The boardwalk features markers giving the history of sawmills and the lumber trade in the area. Things to see: Saginaw River, Bay City Riverwalk and Rail-Trail, old homes in quiet residential area.

©  Pamela Stovall/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Bay City
Distance: 11.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Riding Time: 1.5 hours
Driving Directions: Directions to R & R in Bay City: The Riverwalk and Rail-Trail Tour

Recent Trail Reviews

6/4/2007
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I found the sights and scenery along the Saginaw river and some of the old industrial areas very interesting. But, anyone who wants to maintain high mph and a steady cadence won't like this trail. There are several wooden plank bridges, lots of streets/intersections to cross and some areas might be congested on weekends/holidays. But I enjoyed the trail and would go again.



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