Stopped and did a few more NCT miles in the small towns of Homer and Albion, Michigan on my way home. Both of these are urban pathways established after I had completed my miles through these towns.
In Homer, the trail follows the River Trail, and is also the Calhoun County Trailway and the Iron Belle Trail.
The river is the Kalamazoo River. Big water always looks nice, even in the brown seasons.
In town, there is a loop through Grist Mill Park. The huge mill used to be Homer's main historic attraction. But it burned down several years ago.
I thought this was interesting with a red-wing blackbird and a crow in the same tree.
Then I drove a few miles to Albion and followed the trail part way through town. It begins in the cemetery and curves north.
When it gets to Victory Park it becomes the Albion River Trail and curves along the Kalamazoo River, and past the Forks of the River where the North Branch of the Kalamazoo flows in.
I could have walked farther, but I was both starving and out of time. Got some lunch, and the timing was good because the rain began not long after that.
About 5 miles total... Hike 100 Challenge for 2020 is at 26 miles.
Home safe and sound. Now I have to get my head back in the "home mode."
North Country Trail in Homer and Albion, Michigan, about 5 miles
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