The Calhoun County Trailway (CCT) will link together the communities in our own county and will connect with the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail and Jackson County’s Falling Waters Trail. The Calhoun County Trailway is already over twenty miles long and includes the Dickman Road Trail and Linear Park in Battle Creek, the first 5.6-mile section built by the Calhoun County Trailway Alliance from Battle Creek to Historic Bridge Park, the Marshall Riverwalk, the Albion River Trail, and the Homer Bike Path. Construction of future segments will depend on funding and the feasibility of route options.
The Calhoun County Trailway Alliance is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to making the vision of a recreational trailway across Calhoun County a reality. The CCTA works closely with the Calhoun County Parks Department on trail planning and maintenance. The Calhoun County Trailway Alliance is a Community Project Fund of Encourage BC!, a supporting organization of the Battle Creek Community Foundation
The Calhoun County Trailway is at the nexus of a larger network of state and national trails: The 275 mile-long Great Lake to Lake Trail from South Haven to Port Huron, the 1,200-mile-long Iron Belle Trail from Detroit to Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula, and the 4,600 mile-long North Country National Scenic Trail from Vermont to North Dakota. All three trails pass through Calhoun County and are already being used by visitors from across Michigan, the United States, Canada, and Europe, as well as by Calhoun County residents who want to get outside and enjoy what our beautiful county has to offer.