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I-69 Recreation Heritage Route

Rural scenic resources are being lost at an alarming rate across the country. Development on the edge of every city, large and small, is turning America's rural character into parking lots and franchise developments. The resulting "Anywhere USA" creates a homogenized visual image across the landscape everywhere.

I 69 Recreation Heritage Trail stretches along over 80 miles of interstate 69 in Michigan from the Indiana boarder north through Branch and Calhoun counties.  The I 69 Recreation Heritage Trail passes by historic towns, working farms, woodlands, spectacular scenery, wildlife habitat, campgrounds, trails, lakes and streams.

The people of Branch and Calhoun counties wanted a different future for the landscape along I 69.  In 2000, they partnered with the Michigan Department of Transportation and created a Scenic Corridor Management plan for the 80-mile stretch of highway and the surrounding landscape   Today the organization has the challenge of balancing human development with preservation open spaces that provide residents and travelers a place of beauty, history and the room to breath. 

This page last updated on 11/12/2009.

I-69 Recreational Route   185 East Main Street  Suite 701  Benton Harbor, MI 49022


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