With over 1,000 acres of parkland the Mt. Pleasant area offers no shortage of paths to bike! The GKB Riverwalk Trail contains 1.8 miles of trails that carry you throughout five different city parks! These parks are easily accessible, include navigational aids along the trails, and even include interpretive signage highlighting the area’s natural resources and history.
Start your journey at Pickens Field before crossing the wooden bridge into Island Park. Island Park includes a paved walking pathway perfect for biking and plenty of green space. This park stays true to its name, as it is completely surrounded by the Chippewa River and only accessible by bridge!
Bike through Island Park along the GKB Riverwalk Trail to its next destination, Nelson Park. This 5-acre park is located next to Mountain Town Station in Downtown Mt. Pleasant where you can grab a quick meal and refreshing drink! With its trees and riverside views, Nelson Park is the perfect spot to pause for a relaxing picnic or hammock session.
From here make your way across Broadway Street towards Mill Pond Park. This route offers a variety of split paths that will take you to different outlooks and access to the Chippewa River – so don’t hesitate to stop and dip your toes! Be sure to stop along the bridge in Mill Pond Park for a picture-perfect photo op!
Continue to bike the pathway along M-20 towards Chipp-A-Waters Park, a haven for wildlife that is located on a State Conservation Area and is perfect for admiring the beauty of the Chippewa River. Here you will find an open-air picnic shelter, playground, nature interpretation trail, and public access to the river. Follow the rest of this trail to your final lookout and you will have completed the GKB Riverwalk Trail!