Millennium Park’s Mostly Paved Trails Are Stroller Perfection
1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker, MI 49534
I feel like more often than not I’m telling you to leave the stroller in the car, but guess what? Bring that stroller, you parents of tiny humans! Finally, a trail that is primarily stroller-friendly.
Millennium Park in Walker offers a whopping 18 miles of interconnected trails. Most of these trails are paved, but there are some off-shoot trails that are natural surfaces. This detailed trail map notes which trails are paved or natural surface.
In addition to being stroller-friendly, you can also take a bike, scooter, or any human-powered device on the trails. We tackled the trails with a scooter and a stroller and it was a breeze!
Trail Difficulty: Easy!
Dogs Allowed? Yes.
Facilities: Seasonal restrooms located near the North Trailhead.
Stroller Friendly? Yes–most of the trails are paved and stroller friendly.
Time of Year Accessible: Open year round.
Grand Rapids Millennium Park has Beautiful Woodland and Lake Views
We hiked the Orange and Purple loops and part of the Hansen Nature Trail. These trails offer views of beautiful wetlands and the recreational lake. It also has two boardwalks that my kids loved.
The trails are mostly sunny, with some shade on the Hansen Nature Trail. You’ll want to apply sunscreen and bug spray before you hike during the summer months.
The trails were busy with bikers, joggers, and hikers. If you have toddlers prone to wandering, be mindful and keep them close.
We barely scratched the surface of all the trails at Millennium Park. From what we did see, the trails are well-maintained and easy to navigate. With many options of loops and lengths, you can easily cater it to your family’s needs.
There are many parking options located along the trails. The map offers specific addresses to input into your GPS if you want to start somewhere other than the main park complex. Seasonal public restrooms are located by the Kent Trails North Trailhead.
Don’t Forget the Beach and Splash Pad After Your Hike
During the summer months, Millennium Park offers tons of family fun. We packed our towels and bathing suits and hit the beach (and splash pad) to cool off when we were done with our hike!
Grab the Perfect Beach Read at Kent District Library
I’m an avid reader and there’s nothing I love more than a good book at the beach (and maybe some extra eyes to watch my kids swim while I read). Sometimes it’s hard to find the next “good book” at the library–especially if you have your kids along with you.
Kent District Library has the coolest tool called StoryCompass! This online tool guides you through a few questions (like your age group and genres you typically enjoy) and then generates a personalized list of book recommendations based on your interests.
KDL StoryCompass also works for children and teens. I often blindly grab books for my kids and end up disappointed at home. You can confidently curate a list of books that you know your kids will enjoy with StoryCompass!
Don’t even know what you like these days? They have tons of general recommendations like staff picks, best sellers, and, of course, beach reads. So grab a good book and hit the beach at Millennium Park!
All the West Michigan Parks and Trails Your Family Needs to Know About
Or, use this map of all the playgrounds, trails and dog parks around West Michigan to find your next family adventure!