Flint River Trail

What is the Flint River Trail?

The Flint River Trail is a linear park that currently follows the Flint River from downtown Flint north to Bluebell Beach in the Genesee County Recreation Area. The existing Flint River Trail is the spine of a developing Flint River Trail System that now includes a loop through Kearsley Park and the Flint Cultural Center.

Currently, trail users can travel from the University of Michigan-Flint campus to Bluebell Beach, approximately a 12 mile round-trip. A 3 mile extension from Saginaw Street downtown to Kettering University and further on to Ballenger Highway has been funded and will be completed in spring 2010. Future plans include connections to the Trolley Line trail to the north and the Grand Traverse Greenway to the south.

about usMost of the trail is asphalt; however, there are a few “disconnects” along the route where trail users may need to use streets or sidewalks. A multi-year project is underway to eliminate and/or minimize these disconnects. Future plans for the Flint River Trail include the creation of more directional signs, improved crossing signs, marking trail heads, benches or relaxing, and much more.

Flint River Trail

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