Houghton Waterfront Trail

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Houghton Waterfront Trail

Houghton, MI 49931
United States
Regions: Houghton
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Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Portage Canal
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The city of Houghton's Waterfront Trail offers visitors incredible views of the Portage Canal, Portage Lift Bridge, and local art. With easy access to Houghton's downtown, the trail connects many of the city's most beloved parks and historical sites like Dee Stadium.

  • This 4.5-mile paved waterfront trail runs the length of the City along the Portage waterway.

  • The trail was constructed in the 1980s along with the abandoned railroad grade and the City procured nearly 1.5 miles of waterfront for the public to use.

  • It connects the waterfront parks and also connects to the state-owned Houghton-Chassell rail trail.

  • During the snow-free months, it is a non-motorized trail. When snow-covered, it serves as a snowmobile trail.

  • The police department patrols the trail by bicycle in the summer months and by snowmobile in the winter months.

  • Houghton's Beautification Committee has made significant efforts over the past several years in planting the downtown portions with perennial gardens.


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