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. 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.
On September 17, 2016, state and local officials cut a ribbon to officially open the first 1.8 miles of the Spoonville Trail. This first phase of the trail goes from North Cedar Drive to Leonard Road, crossing the Sgt. Henry E. Plant Memorial Bridge. The trail is named after a ghost town once located on the west side of the mouth of nearby Crockery Creek on the Grand River. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer (phase two) on two more miles of trail along Leonard Street and 112th Avenue to Nunica. When completed, it will create a link between the proposed North Bank Trail and Grand River Explorers Trail.