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

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

With its close proximity to Grand Rapids, the 24-mile section of the White Pine Trail from Comstock Park to Sand Lake is easily accessible, exceptionally scenic and heavily used by runners and riders alike.

Comstock Park marks the official starting point for the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park. The trailhead in downtown Comstock Park is a quarter-mile east of the US-131 exit. It's an excellent place to begin your journey with ample parking, a picnic area, restaurants, and ice cream. The trail skirts the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball stadium and heads north along the Grand River. At the baseball stadium, an alternative spur of the trail heads south along the Grand River to Grand Rapids.

A bridge over West River Drive takes you north to downtown Belmont and another nice staging area at Rogue River Park. From Belmont, the trail coasts downhill into the Rogue River valley and downtown Rockford where you'll travel by several riverside parks, paths and boardwalks. The Rockford dam is a popular gathering area to rest, enjoy ice cream, or just soak up the scenery. Downtown Rockford features several quaint shops and eateries, and hosts many events and festivals near the trail. As you continue north along the edge of the Rogue River, the trail begins a slight uphill climb as it crosses Stegman Creek at Trestle Park on its way to Cedar Springs.

The staging area in Cedar Springs, on Elm Street, is just two blocks east of Main Street. The trail is relatively flat and straight as it races north to downtown Sand Lake, where you'll find a picnic pavilion and several places to purchase food and drinks.

Snowmobiling is allowed during the winter season north of Russell Road.

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Bicycle & Fitness Shops
Speed Merchants Speed Merchants
106 E. Bridge Street
Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 866-2226
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Food/Restaurants/Ice Cream
Cedar Springs Brewing Company Cedar Springs Brewing Company
95 N. Main Street
Cedar Springs, MI 49319
(616) 696-2337
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Corner Bar Corner Bar
31 N. Main Street
Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 866-9866
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Herman's Boy Herman's Boy
220 Northland Drive
Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 866-2900
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Kayla Rae Cellars Kayla Rae Cellars
31 Courtland Street
Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 951-7001
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Vitale's of Comstock Park Vitale's of Comstock Park
3868 West River Drive
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 784-5012
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Trail Groups and Developers
Comstock Park DDA Comstock Park DDA
PO Box 333
Comstock Park, MI 49321

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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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Tourist Information
Experience Grand Rapids Experience Grand Rapids
171 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
1-800-678-9859
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Kent County Parks Department Kent County Parks Department
1700 Butterworth Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534-7065
(616) 632-7275
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Kent District Library Kent District Library
814 West River Center NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 784-2007
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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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