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Ionia River Trail

The 3-mile Ionia River Trail (also known as the Fred Thwaites Grand River Trail) travels along the edge of the Grand River from the Ionia County Fairgrounds to Quarry Road. Paved with asphalt, much of the trail was built on an abandoned rail corridor that once connected Ionia to Lansing.

Ride through a lush wooded area and cross a restored railroad bridge over the Grand River. A new spur of the trail is under development that will connect with the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail one block west of Jackson Street.

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Trail Resource Guide

Bicycle & Fitness Shops
Dan's Bike Shop Dan's Bike Shop
350 W. Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846
(616) 527-0471
Web Link
Trail Groups and Developers
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources
525 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909

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



Web Link
League of Michigan Bicyclists League of Michigan Bicyclists
416 S. Cedar Street, Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 334-9100
Web Link
Michigan Brewers Guild Michigan Brewers Guild
225 W. Washtenaw, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933

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

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