Pere Marquette Trail

The Pere Marquette Trail has been drawing visitors and tourist dollars for over a decade. Learn more about the trail by visiting their web site. Below are pictures taken on a ride September 30th. We parked a car in Clare and searched for the trail head west of Clare. Thanks to Barry at Michigan Trails & Greenway Alliance we found Mystic Lake YMCA campground west of Clare and stopped in to get permission to park there for a few hours. We planned the ride from west to east due to the wind, I need all the help I can get! It was  a relatively quick ride into Clare where we found the Cops Donut Shop and a great cafe, Coffee Talk 505 where we enjoyed a great lunch.

Picking up the trail again on the other side of Clare, we wheeled on down to Midland without a hitch. We rode mountain bikes and my slow pace and leisurely lunch stretched the ride out to about four hours. I snapped pictures as we rode, hope you enjoy them here below…