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Map of the Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trails

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Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawasee Trail

Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawasee Trail Michigan map area

Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawasee Trail

LENGTH:

42 miles

SURFACE:

unpaved / paved

COMMUNITIES:

Ionia, Lyons, Fowler, St. Johns, Ovid, Ososso

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, Grand River, farmland, rural communities

NEARBY TRAILS:

Ionia River Trail

Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Fred Miejer River Valley Rail Trails

Regional Trails

The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawasee Trail is a 42-mile long trail that extends from Ionia to a point just west of Owosso. The trail gets it name from the three counties that it passes through. The route icludes a portion that follows alongside the Grand River, then the rest of the route follows alongside Route 21. There are rural road crossings at 1 mile intervals for much of the way.

The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawasee Trail is part of the Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trails, a 125-mile long system of trails that were constructed along abandoned railroad right-of-ways in Central Michigan.

Conditions

The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawasee Trail is mostly unpaved and is improved with compacted crushed limestone with some sections paved with asphalt.. This surface may not be suitable for all types of bicycles.

Communities

The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawasee Trail goes past the following communities: Ionia, Lyons, Fowler, St. Johns, Ovid and Ososso.

Nearby Trails

The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawasee Trail is part of the Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trails and is the southern most trail of the system.

Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Trail: this trail heads to the west from Ionia. The two trails do not connects and there is a gap of about 1.5 miles where trail users need to use local streets

Ionia River Trail: this is the local recreational trail system in Ionia that travels through the natural areas alongside the Grand River.

End Points

The west end of the Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawasee Trail is located in Ionia near the intersection of Cleveland Street and E. Main Street on the southeast side of town.

The west end of the trail is located on Smith Road, just north of W. Main Street on the west side of Owosso.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawasee Trail in Central Michigan.

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