Download the Berrien County Trails Master Plan

View the Interactive Map from the Berrien County Trails Master Plan

Thank you to the following entities for passing a resolution stating your support for the master plan.

Berrien County  Chikaming Township New Buffalo Township Royalton Township St. Joseph City
Berrien Springs Village Stevensville Village St. Joseph Charter Township Bridgman City Sodus Township
Watervliet City Hagar Township Niles Charter Township Berrien Township

Lincoln Township

Grand Beach Village Coloma City Buchanan Township Buchanan City New Buffalo City
Niles City Three Oaks Township Three Oaks Village Oronoko Township Coloma  Charter Township
Lake Charter Township Watervliet Charter Township Bertrand Township Eau Claire Village Weesaw Township
Michiana Village Benton Harbor City

The Friends of Berrien County Trails has spearheaded the development of the first county-wide trails plan.  The trail facilities addressed in the plan include Shared Use Paths, Paved Shoulders/Bike Lanes, Sharrows, US Bike Routes, Water (paddling) Trails, and Parks with Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking Trails, Cross Country Skiing Trails and Equestrian Trails.  The Friends of Berrien County Trails have identified a bold vision for the future of trails in Berrien County.   This plan will help municipalities and trail organizations seek and secure resources and funding to advance a connected trail system for the county.

The Berrien County Trails Master Plan process provided a great opportunity for residents and stakeholders to share their thoughts on the use and development of trails in Berrien County. We know that the success of this planning effort depends on engaging the community.  We are happy to report that we had almost 2,000 responses to the on-line survey and 100% participation from each Berrien County municipality on the municipal survey.  THANK YOU!!!   Thank you to all who joined us at one of the four open houses to participate in the master planning process.  At these open houses, the public was asked to assist with development of trail project priorities and additional recommendations.