The Harbor Country Hike & Bike Trail project is a long-term comprehensive project to bring a network of interconnected non-motorized vehicle trails to the corner of Southwest Michigan known as Harbor Country. It creates a safe place for people to walk and bike which is critical in developing a successful community and for providing an opportunity so people can become more active.
Bordered by the golden shores of Lake Michigan to the northwest, the hills and farms of Indiana to the south, and the vineyards and orchards of the fruit-basket of Michigan to the north and east, Harbor Country Bike & Hike Trails will connect residents and visitors alike to best that Harbor Country has to offer.
When complete, the 36 mile Hike & Bike Trail project will offer bicyclists and hikers the ability to connect between New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Sawyer, Grand Beach, Harbert, Union Pier, Michiana, and points in between using safe, convenient, attractive paths and shared access ways.
The Harbor Country Hike & Bike routes focuses on creating a network of sidewalks, shared use paths, roadways and bike lanes that will link neighborhood communities, business districts, schools and parks. The Friends of Harbor Country Trails (now Berrien County Trails) was responsible for this effort, which has received significant grants from the Pokagon Fund.
Creating a safe place for people to walk and bike is critical in developing a successful community and for providing an opportunity so people can become more active.