Signs start going up along Kal-Haven Trail

The first of 30 historical markers was recently installed along the Kal-Haven Trail as part of the state’s new Trail Heritage Project. The marker is located near the trail’s covered bridge that spans the south branch of the Black River in South Haven Township. Shown from left are Dan Spegel, Heritage Trail Program coordinator for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan History Center; Jeff Green, Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail board member; and Sue Hodapp, master gardener and Kal-Haven Trail wildflower specialist.

SOUTH HAVEN — Kal-Haven Trail is making history, as the 34-mile path is the first in the state to be part of a new project that mixes heritage with recreation.

Signs denoting historic facts about the trail, which was a former railroad bed, will be erected for people to view as part of a pilot program to integrate heritage with recreation on linear trails across the state.