The Mount Pleasant Recreation Trails offer year-round activity opportunities for people of all ages. Wide, paved trails offer scenic routes for walking, running, or biking. Trail events are scheduled throughout the year. There are 4.2 miles of paved trail, which starts on Walnut Street, winds around the High School and ends at East Lake Park.
Mount Pleasant Recreational Trails
Crossroads Industrial Park Trail
Location – North Grand Avenue to Linden Drive
The Crossroads Industrial Park Trail will begin in the Grand Avenue Commercial District and travel through the Industrial Park and into the Crossroads Business Park. Prepped for development, several industrial or large commercial sites lie along this trail which has easy access to the U.S. Highway 34 and U.S. Highway 218/27 (The Avenue of the Saints). This trail will offer numerous amenities nearby, such as grocery stores, shopping and & restaurants.
East Lake Park Trail
Location – Linden Drive to South Grand Avenue including a loop through East Lake Park
East Lake Park facilities include playgrounds, tennis courts, a driving range, softball diamonds, soccer fields, horseshoe courts, 18-hole disc golf course, picnic tables, and a fishing pond. You can bike an entire loop around the East Lake Park facilities which is 1.55 miles (twice around for a 5K). Families flock to East Lake Park to walk, run and bike this pet friendly portion of our trails. This trail connects to the Mount Pleasant High School which makes this trail popular for all kinds of outdoor activities including cross country meets.
Midwest Old Threshers Trail
Location – South Grand Avenue at the High School to Iowa Avenue/249th Street
Upon leaving the East Lake Park Trail, you will bike through a beautiful residential area that links to Midwest Old Threshers. In its first 50 plus years, the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion has grown to be recognized as the largest event of its kind in the country. 35,000-40,000 people visit from every state in the union as well as numerous foreign countries during the 5-day event that traditionally ends on Labor Day. The original show was presented on the fairgrounds but has grown to cover more than 150 acres. These grounds are used year-round for events such as the Thrasher House of Terrors, Festival of Lights and much more.
Oakland Mills Trail
Location – 249th Street to Oakland Mills Road
Leave the paved trails as you transition on to a Share the Road segment of our trails. Oakland Mills Conservation Area is the headquarters for the Henry County Conservation Department. Oakland Mills was an unincorporated town along the banks of the Skunk River. Remnants of an old mill can still be found, and a train depot is now a riverside restaurant. Oakland Mills Park features the Oakland Mills Nature Center and Outdoor Classroom, two recreational cabins, three campgrounds, and a swinging bridge. Activities in Oakland Mills Park includes the Skunk River Water Trail, a self-guided nature trail and a smart trail (CODE Trail), a fishing pond, an 18-hole disc golf course, bocce ball court, and horseshoe pits.