Battle Creek Area Trails, Bike Routes & More
The Battle Creek area has several miles of paved trails and bike lanes around the city. The city's trail system provides easy access to parks, restaurants, shopping, and area attractions.

Linear Park

Stretching from the Urbandale area to downtown, the Linear Park is the most popular paved path, used by bicyclists, joggers, and in-line skaters. The trail offers beautiful views of the Kalamazoo River and access to attractions in the downtown area, such as the Underground Railroad sculpture, Kellogg House, Willard Library, and much more.

The Linear Park Trail also has a spur that extends south along Helmer Road, which is great for getting to the airport to see the annual Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival during the summer. The trail connects to the Springfield to Fort Custer Trail near M-96.

Bike Routes

There are several long bike routes that use bike lanes next to city streets in Battle Creek:
  • On West Columbia Avenue, there is a bike lane that goes past the airport and loops to connect to the Springfield to Fort Custer Trail.

  • On Capital Avenue, the bike lanes extends from downtown south past Adams Road.

  • From Main Street, you can ride south to Beadle Lake Road and then continue to Binder Park Zoo.

Fort Custer Recreation Area

West of Battle Creek, Fort Custer Recreation Area has trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding.

About Battle Creek

Battle Creek, a.k.a. The Cereal City, is the town that puts breakfast on the table. Kellogg's has been based in Battle Creek since 1906, and C.W. Post began Post Cereals in the town in 1895.

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