A Walk in the City: 5 Northern Michigan Trails You Can Do In Town

In-town trails make it easy to get active in Northern Michigan.

Health and fitness experts say that a minimum of 30 minutes of walking a day does everything from lower blood pressure to burn fat. And it just plain makes you feel better. In-town trails are a convenient way to make that happen—over lunch, after work, as an extended walk-the-dog at the end of the day. Think of these trails as convenient as having your own treadmill, but more fun. After all, how many times have you heard a bird call from the depths of your workout room? Or, in the case of Aspen Park Trails in Gaylord, the bugle of an elk? (Find Aspen Park Trails at the end of Commerce Boulevard between Kmart and the post office in downtown Gaylord.)

Click for 5 of our favorite in-town, neighborhood trails.