Walking & Biking Trails / Disc Golf Course
Harrison Campus Trail System | Tree Removal by Clare County Road Commission
Starting Monday, August 28, the Clare County Road Commission will be clearing trees in the right-of-way on the northern boundary of the Harrison Campus along Monroe Road. The Road Commission will be removing trees, heavy equipment may be present, and stumps will remain until they are removed by the Road Commission in the future. Please be aware of your surroundings and practice safe use of the trail system, especially along the northern boundary throughout the duration of this project. Questions regarding this project may be directed to Joe Myers, Director of Facilities at Mid, by calling (989) 386-6656.
Harrison Campus Trail System | Bear Sighting (August 2023)
Visitors, please note that a black bear and cubs have been spotted on the Harrison Campus Trail System. Please stay alert when on the trails. For the security of your pets and others, keep your dogs on a leash at all times. Important safety information on bear encounters is posted at trailheads. Report bear sightings by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being outdoors means being with wildlife. Many people never encounter a bear. But if you do, here's some simple advice from the U.S. Forest Service.
- DO NOT RUN.
- Remain calm.
- Group together and pick up small children.
- Continue to face the bear and back away slowly, talking calmly to identify yourself as a human.
- If the bear continues to approach, try to scare it away by making yourself as large and imposing as possible by stretching your arms overhead and making loud noises.
- Carry and know how to use bear spray, which is available at many outdoor retailers and can be used to deter a charging bear.
Mid's Public Trails System
Mid Michigan College's Harrison Campus sits on 560 acres of beautiful, wooded land. As a service to the community, the College and various community groups have developed trails through the property for the public to enjoy.
This trail system is open all year long for walking, running, biking, disc golf, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing. We simply ask that you follow the POSTED RULES.
Three walking/running trails are each 1 mile long and make a 3 mile loop. No bikes are allowed on these trails.
Mountain Bike Trails
The bike trial is a flowing 19-mile trail through various terrain and grades. Walkers/hikers are also allowed on this trail.
Only Class 1: Peddle-Assist e-bikes are allowed on the trails. Class 2 and Class 3 eBikes are strictly prohibited.
To support Mid’s Trail System, donate online through our Online App. Thank you!
NEW in 2022! Heron's Nest (18-hole) Disc Golf Course
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Support Mid’s Heron's Nest Disc Golf Course. Sponsorships available online through our Online App. Thank you!
The Poet Family Outdoor Education Center (OEC)
The newly-constructed outdoor center is the official trailhead for the Harrison Campus trail system and features access to needed amenities for all your cycling and outdoor activities in on our campus.
- drinking fountains
- heated bathrooms/changing rooms