Muskegon city bike trails, Musketawa Trail, Lakeshore Trail soon to connect

Outdoor activities in appealing green spaces are high on the list for attracting and retaining talent in West Michigan, and by next summer, pedestrians, joggers and cyclists will be able to travel from downtown Grand Rapids to the heart of Muskegon via a series of non-motorized trails that takes them through farmlands, wetlands, lakeshore and beaches.

According to excerpts from the story:

This will be a better-than-average year for bicyclists in the city of Muskegon. In the weeks ahead, the city expects to make significant progress in connecting its nonmotorized recreational pathways with the Musketawa Trail.

Also very soon, the city will forge a final connection between two links of the Lakeshore Trail, now separated by a one-mile gap along Lakeshore Drive between McCracken and Cottage Grove streets.

On Tuesday, the Muskegon City Commission awarded a $140,321 contract to Thompson Brothers Inc., of Muskegon to complete the first of two phases of the Musketawa connection project.

Work is expected to begin Sept. 8.

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