Reeds Lake is one of Kent County's largest inland lakes. Providing a picture-perfect backdrop for the city of East Grand Rapids, it has attracted visitors to its shores for nearly a century. The city's well-developed trails and bike lanes have helped make East Grand Rapids one of the most walkable, bike-friendly communities in West Michigan.
The 4.5-mile Reeds Lake Trail circles the lake through a series of paved paths, elevated boardwalks and residential sidewalks. The trail passes by the city's community center and public library and is just a few steps away from downtown dining and shopping in nearby Gaslight Village. From reedy wetlands to well-manicured parks, this lakeside trail offers a diversity of scenery that will keep you entertained as you walk, run or bike along its course.
The trail also passes through two nicely developed parks. John Collins Park is popular for sunbathing, picnicking and many community events during the summer. Waterfront Park features a paved parking area, a series of walking paths and nature trails, and several floating boardwalks that guide you through a grassy marsh out into Reeds Lake.