Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

The 45.8-mile Fred Meijer Heartland trail travels through a serene landscape of picturesque natural areas and fertile farm country. It's one of Michigan's most scenic trails. You'll enjoy every inch of it. We promise.

Greenville to Edmore

We began our journey at the parking area on M-91 in Greenville. From there, this nicely maintained paved trail travels northeasterly 25.8 miles to Edmore. As you travel north past the potato barns, the trail becomes a bike lane along Peck Road for about a mile until it reconnects with the established trail and crosses a bridge over Dickerson Creek. The section from Sidney to Stanton passes through the Stanton State Game Area and crosses Fish Creek Bridge, a historic steel truss structure built in 1887.

From Stanton to Edmore, you travel past the village of McBride and a series of woodlands, meadows and lots of potato farms. The village of Edmore boast a nicely developed trailhead on Forrest Street (3 blocks south of Main Street off 5th Street). The trailhead is close to several restaurants, convenience stores, lodging, the Old Fence Rider Museum, and the downtown shopping area.

Edmore to Alma

The 20-mile section of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail from Edmore to Alma is smooth and fast. The trail east of Edmore descends on a slight grade to the Village of Cedar Lake, and then on to Vestaburg, passing over Wolf Creek and through the Vestaburg State Game Area with nice views of an expansive series of wetlands. As you ride through Riverdale, you cross a bridge over the Pine River and witness a change in scenery as the trail races past wide expanses of corn, bean and wheat fields. When you reach Elwell, you'll discover a towering grain elevator that once served the busy rail line.

As you enter the City of Alma, the trail weaves its way through the campus of Alma College and crosses the Pine River once again, ending at Riverside Park, just south of downtown Alma (on State Street). The City of Alma boasts a vibrant Main Street with several restaurants, stores, a bike shop and nearby lodging.

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Trail Resource Guide

Accommodations & Lodging
AmericInn of Greenville AmericInn of Greenville
2525 Washington Street
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 754-4500
Web Link
Bicycle & Fitness Shops
Dennis' Bicycle Shop Dennis' Bicycle Shop
4727 W. Monroe M-46
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-5331
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Terry's Cycle Terry's Cycle
317 N. State Street
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-5260
Web Link
Trail Groups and Developers
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
Web Link
Tourist Information
City of Alma City of Alma
110 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 463-8336
Web Link
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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