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.

Greenville to Edmore

We began our journey at the parking area on M-91 in Greenville. From there, the nicely 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 and wood 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 offers a new trailhead on Forrest Street (3 blocks south of Main Street off 5th Street). The trailhead is close to several restaurants, con-venience stores, lodging and the 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, taking you through a varied landscape. The trail east of Edmore descends on a slight grade to the Village of Cedar Lake, and then onto 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 another change in scenery as the trail races past wide expanses of corn, beans and wheat fields. When you reach the quiet hamlet 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. The trail ends (or begins) just south of downtown Alma (on State Street) at Riverside Park. 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
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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
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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
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Tourist Information
Greenville Chamber of Commerce Greenville Chamber of Commerce
210 S. Lafayette Street
Greenville, MI 48838
(616) 754-5697
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Village of Edmore Village of Edmore
209 Sheldon Street
Edmore, MI 48829

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Trail Supporter
Consumers Energy Consumers Energy
One Energy Plaza
Jackson, MI 49201-2276

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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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