A Capital Ride on the Lansing River Trail

Lansing, Michigan

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Incredible. Fantastic. Not enough can be said about what the people of Lansing, Michigan's state capital, have done in creating the river trail. They reclaimed a stretch of land along the east side of the Grand River (the northern two-thirds of the trail) and the Red Cedar River (the southern third) and transformed it into a quiet oasis in the middle of the noisy city. Varying between section of wide wood planks and smooth asphalt, the tree-lined river trail is dotted with scenic overlooks, historic landmarks, and other points of interest. You'll share the trail with swooping swallows and frolicking squirrels. Things to see: Grand and Red Cedar Rivers, Potter Park/Zoo, Capitol Building, Turner/Dodge House, Brenke Fish Ladder.
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by Pamela Stovall (The Globe Pequot Press)

Incredible. Fantastic. Not enough can be said about what the people of Lansing, Michigan's state capital, have done in creating the river trail. They reclaimed a stretch of land along the east side of the Grand River (the northern two-thirds of the trail) and the Red Cedar River (the southern third) and transformed it into a quiet oasis in the middle of the noisy city.

Varying between section of wide wood planks and smooth asphalt, the tree-lined river trail is dotted with scenic overlooks, historic landmarks, and other points of interest. You'll share the trail with swooping swallows and frolicking squirrels. Things to see: Grand and Red Cedar Rivers, Potter Park/Zoo, Capitol Building, Turner/Dodge House, Brenke Fish Ladder.

©  Pamela Stovall/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Lansing
Distance: 9.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Riding Time: 1 hour
Driving Directions: Directions to A Capital Ride on the Lansing River Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

12/30/2006
0

This is a good trail for a leisurely ride, but not what I was looking for. This is a good trail for family/scenic riding. Speeds above 10 mph were hard to maintain, and in some spots down right dangerous. Most of the trail was bumpy do to deteriorating conditions, and the boardwalk crossings were in an ill state of repair. Downtown I came across signs stating no bikes allowed?! I ended up riding on Aurelius and College Roads where there were very nice bike lanes were you could maintain higher average speeds.


5/7/2006
0

My family took this trip on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and had a great time. The zoo was great, the trail was well marked and the Capital was great. We would recomend it to anyone.


4/6/2005
0

I love this trail. I went to MSU so I used it all the time. Not extremely strenuous, bathroom outside the zoo and different scenery to look at! Highly recommend.



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