The Beach to Bridge Trail Vision

Saugatuck township, Allegan County, "Beach to Bridge", trail, hiking

We are developing a big idea that connects the Beach at Saugatuck Dunes to New Richmond Bridge on the Kalamazoo River. This eleven-mile trail will start at the state park, go through River Bluff Park and Wade Nature Preserve, then end at the historic New Richmond Bridge. At that point, it connects to another trail network in the Allegan State Game Area.

Beach to Bridge Saugatuck City Saugatuck Township Property, Parks

Saugatuck Township and the City of Saugatuck own several properties halfway through the route.

Glenna DeJong, Chris Clark, Jon Vanderbeek and Betsy York

Dog Park Trails

Working with Saugatuck Township, we have developed a new trail next to the dog park on 134th Ave. The plan is to also create a racecourse there for Saugatuck High School’s cross-country team.

Farther along the route, Jane and Larry Dickie are setting aside a trail easement (not shown) through their property, which will eventually become part of the trail.