Van Buren Trail State Park is a recreational trail that stretches from South Haven to Hartford. The trail can be used for mountain biking, hiking, jogging, horseback riding, and snowmobiling. The nortnern part near South Haven is paved, with a trail spur that goes the Van Buren State Park. The rest of the trail is a combination of dirt, gravel and grass (except when it is snow-covered).
Length: 13 Miles
Type: Riding, Hiking, Biking, Cross-Country Skiing
Terrain: Woods, meadows
Parking/Staging: Grass/Dirt parking area
The trailhead in Hartford is off of Prospect Street. The most direct from downtown Hartford to the trail head is to take Center Street north past Main Street. The fifth street on the left will be Prospect Street. Just past the railroad tracks, the trailhead drive will be on the left side of the road. There isn’t a formal parking lot at the trailhead, just a grass/dirt area.