Creeks and trails

Fall recreation

Fall ideal for sports

By Emma Palova

EW Writings

With crisp temperatures and less heat, fall is ideal for sports like hiking and golfing. Usually fall golfing is cheaper around $12 per cart. It is also a popular time for fall golf outings and company gatherings.

An outing at the Arrowhead Golf Course

An outing at the Arrowhead Golf Course

 

Hiking in the greater Lowell area is fantastic. With three connected trail systems, one can hike for miles between Ionia, Lowell and Belding. Each trail system is distinctly unique. Since these are former railbeds, the elevation is next to nothing. And the trails are 10 feet wide.

Flat River Valley trail map

Flat River Valley trail map

The Flat River Valley Trail system runs between Lowell and Belding and through Smyrna. However, only a small part of it is paved around Belding. It is a non-motorized trail that is expected to bring business to the trail towns along the way.

 

Smyrna RR ranch with nearby trails.

Smyrna RR ranch with nearby trails.

Other trails in area include the Lowell Area Trailway, Wittenbach Wege trails and the Franciscan Sisters.

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