PLACES: Whitefish River Trails

first_imgWith the fall bringing varying temperatures, it is always good to have a list of a few potential places to jump outside for a quick walk, run or bike ride. The Monegan to Rocksund section of the Whitefish River Trails is a perfect addition to that list. As the trees begin to turn, the paved trail is a peaceful journey along the scenic Whitefish River and through the fall foliage. Traveling from the southern trailhead – found off JP Road – the trail meanders between condominium complexes and the river. From the north side off Monegan Road, the trail curves through flat fields and city-owned property. Between the two portions is the gem of the trail with a large gazebo and a picnic table – dedicated to the Rocksund family who donated the trail segment – and a picturesque pedestrian bridge spanning the river. Stop to look at the decorated pillars adorned with clay tiles designed and created by community members marking each corner of the bridge. Continuing north from the bridge, the trail slightly ascends into a heavily wooded and quiet area along the banks of the Whitefish River. How to Get There: From U.S. Highway 93, turn east on JP Road. The southern trailhead is located near the intersection with River Lakes Parkway. For the northern trailhead, turn east on East Eighth Street. Turn south on Park Avenue. Turn east on Voeman Road. Monegan Road is the first right. Look for the street lamps that mark the trail. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more