Bike Trails Near Grandville, Michigan

Bike Trails Near Grandville, Michigan
With more than 1,300 miles of bike trails, Michigan is an ideal place to spend your next summer vacation on two wheels. Grandville, which is 10 miles from Grand Rapids, offers some of the best trails in the state. Bicycle through parks, along old rail lines and past small creeks. Rent a bike in Grandville or bring your own.

Kent Trails

Kent Trails is a 15-miles long trail with five main access points: Johnson Park, John Ball Park, Douglas Walker Park and Millennium Park. The paved pathway follows abandoned railroad lines, surface streets and easements and is accessible to bikers, hikers, rollerbladers and cross-country skiers.

Millennium Park is a 1,500-acre urban and green space in parts of Grand Rapids, Walker, Grandville and Wyoming, Michigan. Almost 2½ times the size of New York's Central Park, Millennium Park offers beach house rentals, a playground, picnic areas and fishing ponds. Douglas Walker Park features an enclosed shelter, hiking trails, picnic areas, soccer fields and biking on the Kent Trails.


Linus Palmer Park

Linus Palmer Park, 4 miles from Grandville, has just under 5 miles of biking trails that start at a boardwalk and extend into Lamar Park. Linus Palmer Park also has a picnic area, a playground, a golf course, rental equipment and trail maps.

Paul Henry Thornapple Trail

When complete, this 42-mile trail will stretch from Grand Rapids to Vermontville, Michigan. Only 8 miles from Grandville, the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail passes through farmland, woodlands, small towns and along creeks and streams. Running close to the Thornapple River, this trail is used year-round by bikers, rollerbladers, runners, cross-country skiers, hikers and nature enthusiasts.

Musketawa Trail

Ten miles from Grandville is the 26-mile, multiple-use Musketawa Trail. Beginning in Marne, Michigan, the trail passes through wetlands, farmlands, over creeks and through villages. Besides cyclists, the Musketawa Trail is enjoyed by snowmobilers, rollerbladers, hikers, runners, horseback riders, cross-country skiers and nature lovers.

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

This 92-mile linear state park trail winds through Morley, Stanwood and Paris, Michigan. Located 16 miles from Grandville, the White Pine Trail is a natural ballast and hard-packed gravel route that winds through the Michigan countryside. A 14-mile asphalt section from Reed City to Big Rapids, and a 7-mile asphalt section from Rockford to Belmont complete the trail. There is an 88-mile section open between Cadillac and Belmont that offers a flat scenic route.


Article Written By Laurie Roddy

A native of Houston, Laurie Roddy is a freelance outdoor writer with over 25 years writing experience. The main topics that she prefers to write about include hiking, golf, paddling, and traveling. She is a contributing writer for "Cy-Fair Magazine" and writes regularly for several websites. Roddy attended the University of Houston receiving a journalism degree. She has written "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston."

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