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Grand Rapids Township Park
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
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A 50-mile paved trail for biking, rollerblading and walking.

Trail will bring you along boardwalks and under covered bridges through several township and county parks.

Scenery includes ravines, wetlands, woods and more.

Some areas are hilly and a bit challenging, especially along Knapp and Bailey.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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1010 Grand River Dr NE
Ada, Michigan 49301
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The flat, paved walking path is perfect for walking and a variety of wheeled activities.

Families love to bring their young riders here to practice their skills along this path.

While you're walking or biking, you'll explore a gorgeous nature preserve.

See how many different kinds of wildflowers and wildlife you can see - plus you'll have views of the Grand River along the way.

Stop at the observation deck to get close-up to the wetlands life.

Being in a wetland/prairie area, prepare for mosquitos or other bugs.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
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12524 Stanton Street
West Olive, Michigan 49460
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Visitors will enjoy the “choose your own adventure” style of trails at Pigeon Creek.

The trails are well-marked, and there are plenty of options to choose to make your hike shorter or longer, depending on your level of adventure.

The terrain is varied; some steep hills for mountain bikers and west of the lodge has flatter areas for hikers.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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370 N Lake St SE
Caledonia, Michigan 49316
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There is a short 1/3 mile walking trail around the park through the woods.

Or opt to walk into town for ice cream!

The park serves as a staging area for the Thornapple Trail, which is a paved trail that leads to downtown Caledonia. Walkers, bikers and joggers can take advantage of this trail.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
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1035 68th St SE
Dutton, Michigan 49316
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A grassy unpaved hiking trail breaks off from the paved trails at the north end of the park, making a half loop around the playground and restrooms.

At the north end of the park, a 0.4 mile paved trail connects the park to the Fred Meijer M-6 Trail.

At the south end of the park, another short 1/3 mile long paved trail loops around the playground, shelter and picnic area.

The third trail connects the two sections of the park and features a scenic bridge in the middle over the creek.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
Paved Walking Path, Natural Hiking Trail

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E Main St SE & Mill St SE
Caledonia, Michigan 49316
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Running along rail lines, the rail is fairly flat. It is paved with areas of asphalt, cinder and crushed stone.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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Cascade Township Park

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2865 Thornhills Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
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The hiking/walking path loop is a one-mile paved trail that has a few hills.

If you are bringing toddlers or new bike riders, the flattest part of the loop is near the sand volleyball court.

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Comstock Park
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49321
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The paved White Pine Trail linear State Park is a great place to walk, hike or bike.

It's 92-miles long and passes through several cities.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
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6811 Alpine Ave
Alpine Township, Michigan 49321
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The natural surface, non-paved trails vary from wooded, creek views to endless, open field views.

Hiking trails are pretty easy, while the biking trails offer moderate to intense difficulty.

There are several wooden bridges crossing the creek that makes its way through the park, but the majority of the trails are dirt or gravel--so it’s best to leave the strollers behind.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Natural Hiking Trail

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750 Lakeside Drive SE
East Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
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Make your way around Reeds Lake (4.2 miles) in East Grand Rapids using the paved walking trail and side walks.

Stop off at Waterfront Park to peek through lily pads to spot wildlife, including birds, minnows and frogs.

The majority of the trail is paved, but users will find some natural surface and boardwalks along the way.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
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3650 Versluis Park NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
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Use only for Plaster Creek Park playground

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2401 Buchanan SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49548
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Paved path winding in and out of woods and meadows.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
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Use only for Ken O Sha Park view of woods through amplifier

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1353 Van Auken SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508
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Ken-O Sha has one wide, paved trail, but the other natural trails wind through the woods.

There are some wooden paths here and there to help cross some more challenging areas as well as a bridge over a gorgeous creek.

You're sure to see some beautiful wildflowers and may even see some deer.

There may be fallen tree limbs across the path at times so it may be hard to push a stroller on the natural trails.

The wide paved walking path is great for strollers, wheelchairs, bikes, rollerblades and other wheels.

This path is shaded and follows the river.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Paved Walking Path, Natural Hiking Trail

Grand Rivers Edge Trail

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2872 Monroe Ave.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
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Trail is a total of 5.4 miles and is paved in asphalt. It is fairly flat and family-friendly.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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Use only for Ball Perkins Park wetland overlook

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1675 Perkins Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
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The serene pathway at Ball Perkins Park connects Ball and Perkins. It is great for walkers, bikers and dogs.

The pathway also leads to a small pond tucked back in the woods.

The trail is only 0.65 miles long one-way so it's perfect for families. Walk the trail several times to get in your steps.

Connect with nature without living Grand Rapids!

Trail Difficulty: Easy
Gravel Surface

Use only for Alger Park wide view

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921 Alger St SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
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2001 Monroe Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
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The paved walking trail in Riverside Park offers a quiet oasis from the busy city life.

Expect to see a wide variety of birds and other wildlife throughout your hike through the large park.

Riverside Park is prone to flooding so plan accordingly after a heavy rain.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
Paved Walking Path

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3391 Wilson Ave
Grandville, Michigan 49418
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Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

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4143 10th Street N
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
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This linear park is a 33.5 mile biking and walking path connecting Kalamazoo to South Haven, including the Kalamazoo River Trail in downtown Kalamazoo.

This gorgeous, shaded rails-to-trails path has so much to see along the way, through woods and farmlands, over and alongside streams and rivers.

Favorite stops include Camelback Bridge near Grand Junction and South Pier Lighthouse.

Bloomingdale is considered the midpoint and people love to stop here to check out the caboose and Depot Museum.

Van Buren Trail State Park connects in South Haven and provides 14 miles of additional trails.

The entire trail is limstone / slag. There are no major hills on the trail. However there is generally a slight grade favoring eastbound riders.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
Gravel Surface

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4260 144th Ave
Holland, Michigan 49424
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Network of 150 miles of trails of asphalt, boardwalk, concrete and crushed stone.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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10th St
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001
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Linking Kalamazoo to Galesburg, this asphalt-paved rail-to-trail is 20+ miles.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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1035 68th St SE
Dutton, Michigan 49316
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Dedicated paved trail with a sidewalk segment in the center of the route.

Mix of flat pavement and small hills. Mostly sunny with occasional breaks of shade.

The trail has access to Creekside Park, Cutler Park and East Kentwood Public Schools complex along M-6.

Access Douglas Walker Park, Millennium Park and John Ball Zoo to the west and Paris Park and Caledonia Lakeside Park to the east along the Thornapple Trail.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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1001 Harbor Avenue
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
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Paved trail network of several trails connecting lakeshore communities.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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2215 Ottawa Beach Rd
Holland, Michigan 49424
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Trail is 20 miles of asphalt and offers lots of rolling hills, which makes it more moderate in difficulty. It is more of a roadside trail than a nature trail.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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560-590 W Southern Ave
Muskegon, Michigan 49441
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Three plus miles of asphalt and concrete rail-to-trail linking Muskegon Lakeshore Trail with the Musketawa Trail.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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3510 Channel Dr
Muskegon, Michigan 49441
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Just shy of 12 miles and paved with concrete and asphalt.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Paved Walking Path

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Wood St & N Water St
Hart, Michigan 49420
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Trail is 22+ miles of asphalt paved surface.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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955 Cottage Grove Ave
Fremont, Michigan 49412
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Trail is paved, fairly level and good for beginners.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
Paved Walking Path

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8320 Belmont Ave NE
Rockford, Michigan 49306
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The 6 miles of trail is built through an old growth forest. Beautiful beach trees, giant oaks and maples. Large ravines, marshes and huge side slopes.

Merrell Trails is well marked with arrows and intersection posts displaying marker numbers and maps.

Since it was built for mountain bike riders and consists of shared trails, it may be best to leave little wandering hikers at home.

The mountain bike trail is part of a larger park system that will eventually include ball diamonds, an archery center, soccer fields and a bmx park.

Expect to encounter fast rolling downhills, long climbs, berms, skinny log rides, cedar bridges, boulder roll overs and jumps.

The trail is closed to all user groups when wet or during the spring thaw. This trail system open to biking, snowshoeing and hiking all year long, including night riding.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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6300 Belshire Ave
Belmont, Michigan 49306
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Rogue River Park has a natural surface hiking trail through the woods along the river. The main loop is 1.25-miles long, with several short spurs to parking areas.

The hiking trails can be accessed from the White Pine Trail trailhead off Belmont Ave NE (6240 Belmont Ave in Belmont). This is separate from the main recreation area off Belshire Ave NE

The park also serves as a trailhead for the multi-use paved White Pine State Park Trail.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
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Lovejoy Ave
South Haven, Michigan 49090
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Trail is 14 miles of mostly dirt and gravel, with some stretches of grass and sand. It is not ideal for strollers with smaller wheels, but those with larger wheels might do ok.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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Johnson Park open space

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2600 Wilson Ave
Walker, Michigan 49534
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Johnson Park is divided into two main sections. The trails in the southern main portion has wooded natural hiking trails.

Hikers will discover all kinds of wildlife throughout the park.

There is also a paved trail in this portion of Johnson Park, perfect for biking.

The northern end of the park is hillier.

No matter which end you hike, it will be through the woods so be sure to bring the bug spray.

Park connects to Millennium Park through the Kent Trails system for a nice long bike ride or walk. There is also a paved path for biking and nature exploration.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Paved Walking Path, Natural Hiking Trail

Fred Meijer Standale Trail

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4243 Remembrance Rd NW
Walker, Michigan 49534
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The 6.5 mile trail is mostly flat with occasional hills.

Trail has beautifully landscaped paved paths, elevated boardwalks and a tunnel that travels under Lake Michigan Drive.

The north/south portion of the trail travels through several neighborhood areas.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
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1415 Maynard Ave SW
Walker, Michigan 49534
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Millennium Park offers a whopping 18 miles of interconnected trails. Hike through wetlands and wooded areas, over lakes, and in open areas. Those not afraid of heights will want to climb the soaring boardwalk on the east side of the park.

Most of these trails are paved, but there are some off-shoot trails that are natural surfaces. Their 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.

As part of the Fred Meijer Millennium Trail Network, Millennium Park trails connect with Kent Trails and with a City of Grand Rapids trail along Wealthy Street SW, establishing easy access to Millennium Park from southwest communities. A trailhead with seasonal restrooms at the north tip of the park provides a perfect launching point for trail enthusiasts.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Paved Walking Path, Natural Hiking Trail

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1415 Maynard Ave SW
Walker, Michigan 49534
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Links John Ball Zoo to downtown Byron Center.

Following abandoned railroad lines, the trail it mostly flat so it is perfect for families to bike, walk, ski or rollerblade.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Paved Walking Path

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1275 52nd St SW
Wyoming, Michigan 49509
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Natural surface trails along wooded spaces and wetlands.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
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4269 Burlingame Ave SW
Wyoming, Michigan 49509
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Buck Creek Nature Preserve has a beautiful hidden walking trail.

Hikers love to see all the different wildlife along the peaceful trail - even tame deer.

Half mile of natural surfaced trail and boardwalk.

The paved walking path starts at the parking lot and leads to adjacent Lemery Park.

It is flat and easy for all mobility levels.

It is not a loop.

Trail Difficulty: Easy
Paved Walking Path