Favorite Bike Trails for Families

We are so fortunate here in Michigan to have it all – from downtown life to beaches and bike trails.

Former grkids writer Katie Gilbert has this to say about biking around Grand Rapids:

“My family loves to go biking, and as a matter of fact we have a route we do each time. We jump on the White Pines Trail at Comstock Park (Whitecaps area) and ride to Rockford, have hotdogs and then bike back and have ice cream. It’s a 16 mile ride all together and we love it!”

It’s often hard to know where to ride and how long a path will take you so here is a list of some of the various bike trails out there. Be sure to note the bolded sections first and then look closer at destination. Happy “Bike” Trails to you!

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West Michigan Bike Trails You’ll Love

Grand Rapids Metro Area Trails

Buck Creek Trail | Follows Buck Creek through Grandville and Wyoming

Forest Hills Trails | Connects Ada, Cascade and Knapp’s Corner, as well as several township and county parks

Fred Meijer M-6 Trail | Links the Kent Trails to the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail

Fred Meijer Millennium Park Trails | Connects with Kent Trails and with a City of Grand Rapids trail along Wealthy Street SW

Fred Meijer Standale Trail | Runs from City Central Park to the north side of Millennium Park

Grand River Edges Trail | Links downtown Grand Rapids to Kent Trails and Millennium Park and connects to the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

Kent Trails | Links John Ball Park in Grand Rapids to Downtown Byron Center

Paul Henry – Thornappple Trail | When finished will link Grand Rapids to Vermontville

Reeds Lake Trail | Routes along Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids

Roselle Park | Nature preserve with 240 acres of land along the Grand River with a wonderful paved trail perfect for biking

White Pine Trail | Connects Comstock Park to Cadillac


Central Lakeshore Bike Trails

Grand Haven/Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Trail Network | Connects these three cities with a scenic lakeshore view

Holland Metro Area Trails | Links Holland State Park along Lake Macatawa to the Saugatuck Dunes to the village of Saugatuck

Lakeshore Trail | Connects Grand Haven State Park to Holland State Park

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Northwest Lakeshore Bike Trails

Fremont Town and Country Trail | Connects the north end of Fremont to Fremont Lake Park and to the Fremont Industrial Park

Laketon Trail | A connector that links the Muskegon Lakeshore trail with Musketawa trail

Muskegon Lakeshore Trail | Scenic route through Muskegon around Muskegon Lake

Musketawa Trail | Runs from Marne to Muskegon

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Scenic Drive Connector Route | Runs through Muskegon State Park, Pioneer County Park and Duck Lake State Park

William Field Memorial Hart – Montague Trail State Park | Connects Hart, Shelby, Montague and White Hall

Southwest Michigan Bike Trails

Kal-Haven Trail State Park | Links South Haven to Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail | Links Kalamazoo to Galesburg

Van Buren Trail State Park | Links South Haven to Hartford

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