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    Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park - Sand Lake to Stanwood

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park - Sand Lake to Stanwood

The 20.5-mile section of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail from Sand Lake to Stanwood passes through shady woodlands, peaceful farm country and the rural villages of Pierson, Howard City, Morley and Stanwood. Most of this section of trail (except Howard City) is undeveloped gravel and grass, but don't let that deter you from venturing out on this beautiful stretch of trail. The trail surface is firm and mowed on a regular basis, and the grade is relatively flat, making it suitable for mountain bikes or "fat" bikes.

Howard City welcomes you with a paved trail through its city limits. Two beautiful new bridges were built over Rice Creek and Tamarack Creek by the Michigan DNR in 2016. A nice staging area on Cass Street in downtown Howard City offers plenty of paved parking, a vault toilet, drinking water and close proximity to several stores and restaurants. If you ride through town on Saturday mornings, you'll find a farmers market located right along the trail.

A bridge spanning the Little Muskegon River marks your arrival in Morley. Look east to see the Morley Dam and Morley Pond. In downtown Morley you'll discover a couple of party stores, local eateries and a staging area with restrooms, drinking water and a twin picnic gazebo.

There are no staging areas, stores or restaurants in Pierson. Just south of Stanwood, Buffalo Park offers good trail access, a shelter and portable toilet.

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Trail Groups and Developers
Friends of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail Friends of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail
PO Box 159
Belmont, MI 49306
(616) 874-787
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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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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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3380 Pine Tree Road
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 394-7500
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