Howard Family Recreational Trail


Today I decided to take a walk along the water in St Joseph, Michigan and just enjoy what the area has to offer. I have walked this trail so many times for exercise but I had never taken the time to really look at what was there. I decided to add the Howard Family Recreational Trail to my website so I took pictures of everything I could find. I have walked by the Charles Parks “Sand Castle Sculpture” hundreds of times and never took the time to really look at it. It is a bronze sculpture with 2 kids and a parent building sandcastles. The caption reads “ What dreams are made of”. There is a Touch Tone Plaque that states it was donated in 1989. As I walked along the trail I took pictures of several Sculptures. I was told by a fellow walker that most of the sculptures were donated by the Krasl Art Center.

The trail offers a great view of the Truss ( Swing Bridge). The bridge is mostly left open to allow boats to go through and closed when trains need to pass. It is worth figuring out the timetable of the swing just to be able to experience the structure in action. The trail is about 1.8 miles long and follows both the St Joseph River and Lake Michigan. I hope to see you exploring this wonderful trail!


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