The Pere Marquette connects Chicago and Grand Rapids, MI, revealing the natural beauty of Michigan's West Coast. Stop along the way to enjoy the area's wonderful beaches and rich Dutch heritage.
Or head east to the shores of Lake Huron aboard the Blue Water. Passing through the famous cities of Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and East Lansing, the Blue Water ends in Port Huron, one of Michigan's oldest cities and a place rich in the maritime history of the Great Lakes.
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There's also plenty to see along the route of the Wolverine. Peer out over Lake Michigan as you head east from Chicago to visit the "Motor City" — Detroit, MI. There you can learn how the automobile changed America at the Henry Ford Museum, relive the famous Motown sound or even catch the excitement of a Red Wings hockey game.
An innovative partnership program between the National Park Service and Amtrak, the Trails & Rails program provides Amtrak passengers with educational opportunities to foster an appreciation of a selected region's natural and cultural heritage and renews the long tradition of associating railroads with National Parks.
The Wolverine has a Trails & Rails program operating from Chicago, Illinois to Niles, Michigan and is operated by staff and volunteers of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.