A former railroad corridor, the Kal-Haven Trail offers a lovely natural setting for hikers.
A burst of colorful wildflowers - including white trillium and orange columbine - brightens the Kal-Haven Trail near Lake Eleven.
A trailside rest area near Kibbie, one of several along the Kal-Haven Trail.
A survey of the Kal-Haven Trail reveals an old "whistle sign." These alerted railroad engineers to approaching road crossings so they could sound the train whistle.
South Haven trailhead of the Kal-Haven Trail.
Survey of the Kal-Haven Trail continues by the Black River near South Haven.
The Kal-Haven Trail crosses several scenic streams, including this one at the Van Buren-Kalamazoo county line.
The Depot Museum in Bloomingdale is the last historic railroad depot along the Kal-Haven Trail.
A historic caboose on display along the Kal-Haven Trail in Bloomingdale.
Visitors to the Kal-Haven Trail will find telltale evidence that the trail used to be part of the now-defunct Michigan Central Railroad corridor.
At Pine Grove, four large cement footings are all that remain of a former water tower site.
The first interpretive sign was installed near the Black River covered bridge in late June 2019.
Sue Hodapp, Dan Spegel and Jeff Green installed a bed of mint along the Kal-Haven trail in the summer of 2018. A small sign shares the story of the area's mint oil production in the early 20th century.
On Aug. 3, 2019, members of the Michigan History Center and the Friends of Kal-Haven Trail unveiled the trail head sign at Kalamazoo.
Sandra Clark, Dan Spegel and Dick Godfrey smile after unveiling the trail head sign at South Haven on Aug. 3, 2019.