Who are Friends of the Blue Star Trail?

Friends of the Blue Star Trail is an all volunteer organization located in Casco Township, Allegan County, Michigan. Its purpose is to assist area governmental units, the county parks department and the county road commission in the development and promotion of a proposed 20 mile recreation pathway. Read more...

Construction Begins!





At long last our trailway has started! We are building off road trail on the west side of Blue Star Highway. Government applications are being filed this spring for more construction. (Photo courtesy of Scott Sullivan, and the Commercial Record)

Great Outdoors, on Wheels





A series on the benefits of outdoors biking, written for the Allegan  County Community Foundation Spotlight newsletter, by Mike McCarthy. Please share with your friends and neighbors. Read more...

Friends of the Blue Star Trail

It Doesn't Get Better Than This!

This is for the hundreds of donors and volunteers that have helped to advance the Blue Star Trail over the years!

Thank you from Saugatuck Township to "Friends of the Blue Star Trail" 

On behalf of the Saugatuck Township Board, Parks Commission and Township residents I’d like take a moment and thank you all for the work you have performed on the Township’s grant applications and construction project underway along Blue Star Highway from North Street to Old Allegan Road. As you know the initiative to expand bike access and non-motorized trails have been planned for many years, and while some gains have been made they are nothing on the scale that your group has planned and accomplished thus far. I can speak for many residents that have approached me personally and professionally since the North phase has started and I can say in confidence WELL DONE AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! Hopefully the next phase of construction from Exit 36 to The Saugatuck Woods Subdivision will be awarded soon so the Township may move on to the next project!

Thanks again for your work, it is truly appreciated.

Aaron Sheridan
Township Manager
Saugatuck Township

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6th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Ride

This year's event will again start at Schultz Park in Douglas, with an additional starting point at the Kal-Haven Trail Head in South Haven. Mark your calendars for September 9, 2017. For online registration, waver forms, maps and directions to the starting points check with  Lakeshore Harvest Ride - 2017.

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are the key to our success! The time and effort volunteers spend with our events and many projects helps to make the
Blue Star Trail a reality. If you are interested in being a volunteer send us an email to let us know.

Early Registration

Register before August 1, 2016 for the Lakeshore Harvest Ride and receive a $15 discount. Pass the word to your bike club and local bike store. Join the fun by registering online.

Fundraising Activities

Fundraising is an integral part of our mission. Through fundraising events, membership drives and generous donations we will acquire the money to construct the Blue Star Trail.

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