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    Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park - Reed City to Cadillac

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park - Reed City to Cadillac

As you travel along the 28.6-mile section of trail from Reed City to Cadillac, you'll encounter a wide variety of scenic landscapes, wildlife habitats and changes in elevation. From Reed City to Cadillac, the trail begins a steady, gradual ascent from 1,032 to 1,332 feet above sea level.

From Reed City to LeRoy, the grass and gravel trail travels through shady stands of aspen, pine and mixed hardwoods and the tiny hamlet of Ashton. A tunnel just south of LeRoy marks the second highest elevation on the White Pine Trail.

The asphalt pavement begins one mile south of LeRoy. In LeRoy you'll find a nice staging area, local stores, restaurants, and the LeRoy Historical Museum. The trail from LeRoy to Tustin crosses through woodlands, pastures and cornfields. In the village of Tustin, you'll find a grocery store, a cafe, and the Pine River Museum which serves as a public staging area for the trail.

From Tustin to Cadillac, the trail enters the Rose Lake watershed, crossing a wide expanse of open wetlands with plenty of opportunities to view birds, waterfowl and other wildlife. Further north, you'll travel through another wetland complex of ponds, bogs, and cedar and tamarack swamps. Several beaver lodges can be seen along the edges of the ponds and wetlands.

After passing under US-131, the trail begins a steady climb to higher ground. The White Pine Trail ends (or begins) at Waterfront Park in downtown Cadillac, where you'll find plenty of parking and easy access to stores, lodging and restaurants. The 28-mile round trip from Cadillac to LeRoy (14 miles) and back is a popular day trip.

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Trail Resource Guide

Accommodations & Lodging
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Holiday Inn Express & Suites
7642 S. US 131
Cadillac, MI 49601
(231) 779-4656
Web Link
Food/Restaurants/Ice Cream
Mr. Pib's Restaurant Mr. Pib's Restaurant
3780 N. Mackinaw Trail
LeRoy, MI 49655
(231) 768-5288
Web Link
Sweet Shop Sweet Shop
111 S. Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
(231) 775-2201
Web Link
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
Web Link
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
Tourist Information
Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau
201 N. Mitchell Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
1-800-225-2537
Web Link
Reed City Chamber of Commerce Reed City Chamber of Commerce
200 N. Chestnut Street
Reed City, MI 49677
(231) 832-5431
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
Meijer Meijer
2350 3-Mile Road
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Web Link
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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