The Kal-Haven Trail is 34 miles long, and runs from South
Haven to 10th street in Kalamazoo. The trail has a total of
seven bridges, and near South Haven is a covered bridge.
South Haven and Kalamazoo are the only towns of any size,
and so, lodging and restaurants are quite scarce on other sections of the trail. The city of Bloomingdale is the halfway
and the Kal-Haven central headquarters. Near the
town of Mentha, you will notice that buildings must be raised
to prevent rotting due to excessive moisture.
To reach the Kalamazoo trailhead, take US-31 west of
Kalamazoo to M-43. Go west on M-43 a quarter mile and
drive north on 10th Street two miles. To reach the South
Haven trailhead, take I-196 to exit 22 (North Shore Drive)
and go west to the Blinking light (Blue Star or A2) go south
on Blue Star (A2) for about 1 mile, turn right (west) on Wells
Street for a quarter mile, then right (north) on Baily Street to
the park entrance.
Kal-Haven Trail Information:
Trail State Park