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Fred Meijer Flat River Trail

The 8-mile Fred Meijer Flat River Trail leads you on a tour through the natural beauty and historic landmarks that make Greenville one ofMichigan's most picturesque river towns. The loop is uniquely situated between two major trail systems: the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail to the north and the Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Rail Trail (from Greenville to Lowell) to the south, which is currently under development.

This thoughtfully landscaped, paved path is amazingly scenic with deep wooded areas, open grasslands, boardwalks over wetlands, numerous bridges, and long sections following along the river's edge. Much of the trail is fairly flat with a few rolling hills near Tower Park and a steep bluff that climbs above Baldwin Lake Beach. The trail boasts one of the most unique tunnels in Michigan under the busy M-S7 thoroughfare. The 14-foot wide and IO-foot tall tunnel features museum displays on clay mosaic tiles depicting the history of early settlers along the Flat River.

You'll find several nice staging areas with easy assess to the trail. From the Baldwin Lake Beach staging area, follow Baldwin Lake Drive along the edge of Baldwin and Manoka lakes to connect with the parking areas at Tower Park. Hometown of Fred Meijer, and birthplace of the Meijer retail chain, Greenville offers lodging, restaurants, ice cream shops, and of course, a Meijer store near the trail.

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Accommodations & Lodging
AmericInn of Greenville AmericInn of Greenville
2525 Washington Street
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 754-4500
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Trail Groups and Developers
Friends of Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trails Friends of Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trails



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Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources
525 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909

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Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
PO Box 27187
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 485-6022
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West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition
PO Box 325
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 485-7805
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Trail Supporter
DTE Energy DTE Energy



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League of Michigan Bicyclists League of Michigan Bicyclists
416 S. Cedar Street, Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 334-9100
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Meijer Meijer
2350 3-Mile Road
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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Michigan Brewers Guild Michigan Brewers Guild
225 W. Washtenaw, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933

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Sinas Dramis Law Firm Sinas Dramis Law Firm
3380 Pine Tree Road
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 394-7500
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