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Reed City: A City at the Crossroads

Reed City Michigan is located at the crossroads of US10 and US131 (exit #153). Even before there was a US10 or a US131, Reed City was at the crossroads of the Pere Marquette and the Northern Michigan rail lines. The Pere Marquette ran from Ludington to Midland, while the Northern Michigan ran from Rockford to Caddillac. Today, Reed City is still at the crossroads with the intersection of two popular rails to trails; the White Pine Trail and the Pere Marquette Trail.

There is ample trailhead parking available adjacent to the soon to open new Reed City Depot. This is impressive building will house offices, as well as 24 hour restooms for the trails. Grand Opening July 12, 1-4 p.m.

Complementing the natural beauty of the area, the Hersey River runs thru Reed City and continues thru to Hersey Michigan where it flows into the Muskegon River.

Reed City serves as the county seat for Osceola county. County administration offices, the county courthouse as well as the county road commissions operation are located there. This often provides a source of ecomically stability for the area.

The Rev. George Beverly Shaw, who authored the popular hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” made Reed City his home. He is now remembered at the Reed City Museum.

Quality health care is available at Spectrum Health’s Reed City Hospital. A Yoplait Yougart (a division of General Mills) plant also is located in Reed City.

Reed City is far more than just another exit of US131!




Written by Dave.