The Iron Belle Trail will run from Belle Isle in Detroit to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula. Mackinaw Straits crossing will be via ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinaw Island and then continue by ferry to St. Ignace. It is composed of two separate trails, one for hiking the other for biking. The 1,273-mile hiking route (69% complete) incorporates a large portion of the existing North Country National Scenic Trail. It traverses the west side of the Lower Peninsula and borders Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula. The 791-mile bicycle route (64% complete) utilizes existing multi-use trails and follows US-2, a designated national bicycling route in the Upper Peninsula.
The current plan, as it passes through the Flint area will run two blocks from my home. We look froward to accessing this trail as it connects several existing trails in the Flint area.