While the December holidays came and went, Berrien County adopted a master plan for extending trails that not only crisscross evenly within its borders but that connect to one another.  

It’s a wish list, yes, but also a guide for government officials to say these 372 miles of proposed routes are priorities for at least 10 years — if officials have the funding and desire to add safer places to bike, walk, roll wheelchairs, paddle boats and ride horses. 

It’s the county’s first-ever Trails Master Plan, in the works since 2019, having gleaned suggestions from area residents in forums and outreach efforts.


Created on Friday, December 15, 2023