I Got a Ride in Kalamazoo: Kal-Haven Trail State Park Professional Review and Guide
"This ride begins on the Kalamazoo side of the Kal-Haven Sesquicentennial Trail State Park. This is another fine job done by Michigan's Rails-to-Trails conservancy and the Department of Natural Resources. Running between Kalamazoo and South Haven on an abandoned rail corridor, this 34-mile path of crushed limestone open in 1989 and has been immensely popular. The first half of the ride, on the trail, is easygoing. The second half, on roads, is not recommended for the faint of knee. They couldn't have designed a better way to begin the trail. From the parking lot ride up a small ramp to a red caboose.
A head pops out of the window to ask if you want a daily or an annual pass. Continue down the ramp as it swings onto the trail. The trail features caution signs for driveways and stop signs at street crossings. Oasis signs dot the trail, announcing which towns have food available. Besides signs, along the trail are chipmunks and groundhogs, pit toilets and picnic tables, marshes, creeks, bridges, wildflowers, and plenty of trees. Things to see: Kal-Haven Trail Sesquicentennial State Park, small towns of Alamo, Kendall, and Gobles."