Imagine being able to ride your bike safely from Chicago all the way to New Buffalo or to spend a sunny afternoon hiking from Michigan City to New Buffalo and back. Dozens of volunteers have been working on this project for over a decade to make this dream a reality.


The Marquette Greenway is an ambitious project. The goal is to finish a regional, non-motorized greenway which will span 60 miles in length along the south shore of Lake Michigan from Calumet Park in Chicago to downtown New Buffalo, Michigan. Residents throughout the region have long been hoping for an uninterrupted trail connecting these three states and providing access to a wide variety of destinations along the lakefront.

Today over 30 miles of the Marquette Greenway are already built or have been funded. Our team is working to fund and build 3.8 miles for the Michigan portion of the trail, from the Indiana State Line to downtown New Buffalo. With federal, state and local grants and foundation and local municipal support, we have over $3.6 million secured to build the trail, but we additionally need to raise approximately $1 million to complete the trail.  The project is in final design and construction is slated to start Fall/Winter 2022. 

Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be an important part of bringing this exciting project to completion. 

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Marquette Greenway Route