Union City in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Union City Heritage Water Trail (Trailhead Sign)
Union City Heritage Water Trail
Welcome to the J.P. Palmer Launch and starting point for the Union City Heritage Water Trail. Created and unveiled as part of the 2016 Sesquicentennial, the trail extends from this point on the Coldwater River west into the St. Joe River and ends 5 miles downstream at the Riley Dam on the west end of Union Lake. Use at your own risk and follow safe paddling practices, which include wearing a lifejacket. Please respect private property along the way. Help keep our waterway clean by paddling out your trash. For more photos and information as you paddle, download the Fieldtrip App. Find us on Facebook: Friends of the Union City Heritage Water Trail & at UCHT.com. We hope you enjoy learning about our rich history and river heritage. Once upon a time steamers from Chicago made their way 170 miles up the St. Joe to our Village…
Erected 2016 by Union City Heritage Water Trail. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 2016.
Location. 42° 3.745′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union City MI 49094, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Randall Dam & Start of Millrace (within shouting distance of this marker); J.P. Palmer Launch and & Railroad Trestle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coldwater River & Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union City Creamery (approx. ¼ mile away); Union City Iron Furnace (approx. ¼ mile away); Narrow Gauge Railway to the Cement Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Union" of the Rivers (approx. 0.3 miles away); The St. Joe Tavern & The Bucket (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
Regarding Union City Heritage Water Trail (Trailhead Sign). There are 28 of these markers comprising the Union City Heritage Water Trail on the Coldwater River and the St. Joseph River launched in 2016 for the village's Sesquicentennial. These markers can be viewed by paddling the 5 mile stretch of river from the JP Palmer Launch in the Village of Union City to the Riley Dam on the SW Corner of Union Lake. Most of these markers CANNOT by accessed by foot as they are on private property along the river. Please do not trespass. More details can be found at www.uchwt.com
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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