The Friends of Berrien County Trails is a Michigan registered 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on trail development. The organization was formerly The Friends of Harbor Country Trails, but in December of 2019 we changed our name and expanded our reach county-wide to become The Friends of Berrien County Trails.

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The mission of Friends of Berrien County Trails is to:

  • Support the construction and maintenance of trails (pedestrian, bicycle and waterway) within Berrien County and connecting to adjacent counties
  • Encourage trail use

Friends of Berrien County Trails Goal MapOur Goals:

  • Educate (increase awareness and understanding of trails, how they benefit our communities and what is needed to develop/expand the trails network)
  • Advocate (promote the value of trails with municipalities, schools, user groups and community groups)
  • Identify & Develop Trails - (assist in creating specific routes and solicit support from relevant municipalities, assist with obtaining right-of-way and initiating construction)
  • Secure Funding - (establish multiple funding streams to provide impactful financing for trails development and maintenance)

Our Core Values:

  • Improve Safety
  • Connect Communities
  • Improve Health & Wellness
  • Support Economic Development
  • Build World Class Trails

Our Board

The Friends of Berrien County Trails is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.


Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce

Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance

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