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Map of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

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Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

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Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

LENGTH:

45.8 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Greenville, Stanton, McBride, Edmore, Cedar Lake, Vestaburg, Riverdale, Elwell, Alma

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail trail, Michigan countryside, farmland, woodlands, lakes, wetlands, small communities, Alma College

NEARBY TRAILS:

Greenville Flat River Trail

Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Trail

Riverside Park Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Fred Meijer River Valley Trails

Regional Trails

The Fred Meijer Heartland Trail is a 45.8-mile long paved trail that extends from Alma to Greenville in Central Michigan. The trail goes through miles of Michigan countryside, past farmland, woodlands, lakes and over creeks. The route includes a number of small farming communities.

The trail is a rail trail and was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way.

Conditions

The Fred Meijer Heartland Trail is paved the entire way. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. There are long remote sections with few road crossings or facilities. There is a gap in the trail to the north of Greenville where trail users will need to use the local roads to get to the next section.

Communities

The Fred Meijer Heartland Trail goes past the following communities in Central Michigan: Greenville, Stanton, McBride, Edmore, Cedar Lake, Vestaburg, Riverdale, Elwell and Alma.

Points of Interest

The Fred Meijer Heartland Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Trail
Churchill Lake
Sydney Township Park
Stanton Park
Montcalm Area Intermediate School
Cedar Lake SDA Elementary School
Bass Lake
Vestaburg Elementary School
Stearns Preserve
Luce Road Elementary School
Alma College
Nearby Trails

Greenville Flat River Trail: the Greenville Flat River Trail wraps around the town of Greenvile and intersects the Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Trail which connects to the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail.

Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Trail: the two trails meet at N. Lafayette Street and W. Congress Street in Greenville. The Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Trail then heas south to Lowell.

Riverside Park Trail: this is a paved trail located in Alma, a block away from the east end of the Fred Meijer Heatland Trail.

End Points

The northeast end of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail is located at Prospect Avenue near W. Center Street in the middle of Alma. There is a small trailhead with parking on Park Avenue. The trail then heads to the north and passes by Alma College. After leaving Alma, the trail travels west as far as Edmore then dips to the south.

There is a gap in the trail to the northeast of Greenville where trail uses need to travel along Lake Road and Peck Road to reach the next section. South of Peck Road, the trail makes a wide loop and ends at Lafayette Street in Greenville. At this point trail users can continue south on the Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Trail.


Resources

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

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