Welcome to Wonder and Wander’s Guide to Fall Fun in Jackson County. We’ll be highlighting some of our favorite spots throughout October and handing out some “awards” along the way – so check back often!
The last stop on our Fall Color Tour is appropriately also the end of the Falling Waters Trail (we did not plan that, but we do love how that worked out). Nestled in the Village of Concord, this stop is worthy of a visit anytime of the year, but especially during the vibrant autumn season. This portion of the trail features a beautiful bridge that crosses Mill Pond, and if you go far enough, passes Reynolds lake as well. With lots of trees and foliage surrounding Mill Pond, you are sure to capture some beautiful scenery while you get some fresh air.
Falling Waters is a paved trail, which makes it the perfect kid-friendly destination no matter the weather. The wide path gives kids plenty of space to walk/run/scooter/bike (which also gives other trail users plenty to pass your crew if necessary). Keep reading to learn more about this gorgeous location!
Location Name: Falling Waters Trail at the Concord Trailhead
Address: 59J6+3W Concord, Michigan (or the location of River Street and Coxon Street in Concord.
Why we love it: Beautiful views full of mature foliage, smooth paved trail, and plenty of space for an adventure
Features: 10+miles of paved trail, bridge crossing Mill Pond, scenic views
Elizabeth’s Suggestion: Check out the Village of Concord website to find other adventures in the area.
Toddler Approved? Yes
Stroller friendly? Yes
Big Kid Approved? Yes
Full Sun or Shade? Lots of shade on the trail thanks to the tall trees
Parking? There is ample parking at the trailhead.
Hours: Dawn until Dusk
We love having the Falling Waters Trail here in Jackson County! Each trailhead offers something different, whether you are looking for a short-distance walk to a long-distance bike ride. Starting at the Concord Trailhead means you start your adventure with gorgeous lake views. This kid-friendly spot is the perfect place to leaf peep with your crew.