Dragon Trail Breaks Ground in Newaygo County


A pair of Northern Michigan counties broke ground today on a new 47-mile long recreational path dubbed the Dragon Trail.

They have already finished a mile of the trail in White Cloud.

The goal is to add on to it and create a recreational path that connects Mecosta and Newaygo counties.

Visitors will be able to walk, bike or hike the two-foot-wide trail.

It will include 13 scenic overlooks, go through six campgrounds and eight boat launches.

“This brings a new user to the area and it also allows current users a new opportunity for mountain biking, hiking and other non-motorized travel on this trail,” said Newaygo County Parks director Nicholas Smith.

“In this area, it enhances their recreational opportunities.”

The trail is scheduled to be opened to the public in 2021.

For more information, go to wmmba.org/projects.