Kiwanis Trail is a wonderful trail located in the city of Adrian, which rests on Michigan’s southern border with Ohio. The area covered by the trail formerly housed the Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton Railroad, and it was converted to a public-use trail by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. It is composed of asphalt and concrete, and it has a very level grade that facilitates walking and biking. The trail is pawpular among locals and visitors alike, especially those with canine companions! It is a great trail to explore with your dog, whether you’re dropping by for a quick stroll or venturing through all eight miles.
You can begin your trek at the trail’s southern endpoint in Adrian. This is the most urban section of the trail (Adrian is a college town), and as you continue on, the setting will become more and more natural. The trail’s scenic woodland setting is one of its best features! Heading out from Adrian, the first waypoint you and your pooch will encounter is Riverside Park, a small, quiet park that has restrooms available if you need them.
Further on, you will find Trestle Park, another similar park that also has restrooms. Continuing on from Trestle Park, you will reach Trestle Bridge, a scenic bridge that crosses Wolf Creek. Finally, you will reach the north terminus at the junction of Ives Road and Green Highway. If you would like to start your hike elsewhere, you can find parking at Riverside Park, Trestle Park, Bent Oak Avenue, and the trail’s northern endpoint.
When you are traveling along any trail, always adhere to the trail’s rules and guidelines. Kiwanis Trail requires all furry friends to remain leashed, and you will have to bring your own bags to clean up after your pooch as well.
You are sure to enjoy Kiwanis Trail’s scenic woodland setting and calm ambiance, and you will enjoy it even more if you are accompanied by furry paws!