Reed City's Parks and Rail Trails Offer Views of Wildlife and Flora
A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway into a multi-use path, typically for walking and cycling. Although both the White Pine and Pere Marquette are not entirely paved, plans are in the works to both pave and expand these rail trail systems.
For outdoor and camping lovers, Reed City hosts both local and surrounding parks in scenic locations. We also have many rivers, lakes, and streams to fish, canoe, kayak, tube, and swim. Reed City maintains three beautiful parks: Rambadt, Westerburg, and the Linear, which is the trail alongside the Hersey River that connects Rambadt and Westerburg. These parks offer a variety of recreational opportunities to both residents and tourists of the City and surrounding communities.
Rambadt Park is home to Reed City Disc Golf – an 18-hole course that’s challenging and fun. It also offers 12 campsites, restrooms and showers, a playground area, band shell, and picnic pavilion. Westerburg Park is home to baseball/softball diamonds, Off-road Bike Park, two picnic pavilions, Storybook Walk, a playground area, basketball court, and restrooms. The Linear Park Purple Heart Trail connects Rambadt Park and Westerburg Park along the Hersey River. This scenic walk provides multiple access points to the river as well as the “Little Mac” bridge, open-air gazebo, benches, and memorials. Reed City’s park and trail system connects with both the White Pine State Park Trail and the Pere Marquette Trail.