Black River Bridge

Eastern Portal of the Black River Bridge
    Located in South Haven, Michigan, the Black River Covered Bridge is one of the highlights of the Kal-Haven Trail.
    Built by the Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps in 1988, this 108' long footbridge carries hikers and cyclists across the the south branch of the Black River about a mile from the west trail head.
    Formerly a railroad trestle bridge, the materials to convert it to a covered bridge were donated by Robert Nichols in memory of his father, Donald F. Nichols, "who so loved the woods".

    The 33 mile long Kal-Haven Trail State Park links Kalamazoo to South Haven, a Lake Michigan resort area.  Originally a railroad completed in 1870, the railbed has been converted to a trail with a limestone/slag surface.  It is usable for all non-motorized bicycles, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling when there is a 4-inch snowbase
    The trail passes through small towns and villages, points of historic interest and beautiful counrtyside.  Many of the towns along the way have food and lodging available for trail users.
The North Side of the Black River Bridge
    The Kal-Haven Trail State Park is operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and promoted by the Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail.  Park hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the year, and a nominal fee is charged.
Individual Day Pass. . . . . . $2.00
Individual Annual Pass. .$10.00
Family Day Pass. . . . . . . . .$5.00
Family Annual Pass. . . .  $25.00

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