With the shutdown going on, it is important to still get some fresh air and stay healthy mentally and physically. Although you cannot hang out at local bars/restaurants, you can go take a hike and enjoy some of what mother nature has to offer in West Michigan.
– Donald J Lamoreaux Park (4585 Coit Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525) 1.5 miles along the Grand River. Opportunities to fish along the river as well.
– Millennium Park (1415 Maynard Avenue SW Grand Rapids, MI 49544) 5+ miles worth of hiking or biking. Many different routes available. Lots of extra curricular activities available like fishing, swimming, kayaking, and a splash pad.
– Knapp Valley Forest (4255 Knapp Valley NE, Grand Rapids Twp, MI 49525) 1 mile to 2.4 miles depending on route. Mostly scenic, hilly forest.
– Fallasburg Park (1124 Fallasburg Park Dr. NE, Lowell, MI 49331) 2.5 miles of hiking. Lots of space for picnics and has a disc golf course.
– Seidman Park (8155 Conservation Rd, Ada, MI 49301) .25 miles to 4 miles depending on route. Maps are posted. Includes paved and unpaved areas.
– Luton Park (5950 10 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341) 0.9 miles to 2.7 miles depending on route. Mountain Biking is permitted here as well.
– Long Lake Park (13747 Krauskopf NE, Sparta, MI 49345) .8 miles along Long Lake. Lots of extra curricular activities available like fishing, swimming, and kayaking.
– Wahlfield Park (6811 Alpine Ave, Alpine Township, MI 49321) 4.3 miles through woods and fields with shorter option available. Mountain biking is welcome here as well.
– Grand Ravines Park (9920 42nd Ave, Georgetown Twp, MI 49428) 3 miles along the Grand River. Has paved trails for bikes, and has a public dog park as well!
– PJ Hoffmaster State Park (6585 Lake Harbor Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49441) Has many trials ranging from .5 miles to 2.6 miles. Various elevation changes and goes through scenic woods and along Lake Michigan. This is my personal favorite to take my dog!
– North Ottawa Dunes Trail (18201 N Shore Rd, Spring Lake, MI 494564) 3 mile loop. Has option to connect to PJ Hoffmaster State Park for extra long hike. Goes through scenic woods and along Lake Michigan.
There you have it! Many options to choose from throughout West Michigan. There are many more that we didn’t even list as well, but these are some of the really good public hiking trails. There is a wide variety between hiking along the water, scenic woods, or in public areas and fields. If you’ve got some other great recommendations, I would love to hear them! Email me email@example.com with the Subject line “Hiking Trails.”