Another four and a half miles has opened at the Dragon Trail in Mecosta County.
The pathway is now just over 19 miles long. The new portion includes a bridge and multiple boardwalk crossings over creeks.
Around five additional miles will be added this year. Once complete, the Dragon Trail will span almost 47 miles long, running through both Mecosta County and Newaygo County.
The trail can be used for mountain biking, hiking, and running.
“Though much of Brower Park will be closing for the season in early October, the newly installed Dragon Trail Parking Area within Brower Park will remain open year-round,” said Mecosta County Parks Superintendent Jeff Abel.
There is a fee pipe payment station in the park that visitors can use to park there. Vault toilets will be available during the off-season months; however, riders are encouraged to bring their own water and other needed supplies.
Trail users can find an updated and printable map at thedragon.us, complete with QR codes directing visitors to trailheads and parking.