The tri-cities of Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg have become a crossroads for trail riders with an extensive network of paved paths and bike lanes interwoven throughout these communities. Wherever you are in this area, you'll find trails nearby and easy connections to other local trails. Spend a sunny day or weekend exploring the area's beaches, bayous, lakes, rivers, parks, and local attractions by bike, brisk run or leisurely stroll.
There are plenty of public access areas to embark on your journey. In Grand Haven, you'll find easy access to the Grand Haven Waterfront Trail at Grand Haven State Park and public parking areas along the waterfront.
When you cross over the north side of the US-31 drawbridge, the trail system connects with the 15-mile Lakeside Trail, which encircles Spring Lake through the communities of Ferrysburg, Fruitport and Village of Spring Lake. Trails in the Village of Spring Lake also lead to the new North Bank Trail and the Grand River Greenway Trail with views of the Grand River.
North Bank Trail
The first 3.3 miles of the North Bank Trail was paved and opened to the public in 2011. Starting at Central Park, the trail travels through a scenic landscape of blueberry fields, woodlands and marshes. Friends of the North Bank Trail are currently raising funds and seeking grants to begin construction on the remaining 14.7 miles under development from Crockery Township to the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail in Marne. When completed it will create a continuous non-motorized link between the lakeshore and the Grand Rapids area.