Biking / Walking
There are numerous opportunities for walking and biking in the Frankenmuth area. The most often used non-motorized pathway in town is the Riverwalk in Heritage Park. This is a 0.9 mile paved loop that surrounds the park. You can walk, run, skate, or ride your way around the Riverwalk on a beautiful tour of Heritage Park. There are several resting points with benches along the path, including one with restrooms and a drinking fountain.
The Gunzenhausen Street walkway is also a non-motorized path isolated from vehicular traffic. This walkway runs between the street and the river along the flood levee. It has overlook platforms, benches, and a beautiful view of the Cass River and rock ramp.
The City takes pride in its public sidewalks, provided on nearly every street in town. Sidewalks are maintained to the highest standards and are enjoyed by many residents and visitors.
On-road bike lanes are striped and signed on the majority of Genesee St. These bike lanes provide a great connection to the schools, Memorial Park and the neighborhoods on the north end of town. Some other streets that are better for biking around town are Tuscola, Mayer, Churchgrove, and Schleier.
If you are particularly looking for "rail-trails," here are a few of the closest trails to Frankenmuth:
Harger Line Trail (Saginaw County, Blumfield Twp.)
Harger Line map http://www.traillink.com/trail/harger-line-rail-trail.aspx
Saginaw Valley Rail Trail (Saginaw County, James Twp. to St. Charles)
Southern Links Trailway (Tuscola County, Millington to Columbiaville)
The Great Lakes Bay Regional Trail is an effort to develop a region-wide, non-motorized trail system across Saginaw, Bay, and Midland counties. Learn more about linking area trails at www.greatlakesbaytrails.com
Cross-Country Bicycle Tours
Frankenmuth also has 2 long distance cycling routes passing through town. US Bike Route 20 is an east-west route that runs from Marine City, MI (near Port Huron) to Ludington, MI and then on to Oregon after crossing Lake Michigan on a ferry. More info on USBR20 can be found at michigan.gov.
The Iron Belle Trail is a state wide route that runs from Iron Mountain (in the Upper Pennisula) to Belle Isle in Detroit. More info on this trail is available here.