The Fred Meijer Standale Trail is used for biking, walking, and jogging. The paved trail starts at the intersection of Maynard Avenue and Butterworth Drive, where it connects to the
Millennium Park trail system in Walker
. The trail is over six miles long and passes through residential areas. It can be used to reach the businesses and restaurants along Lake Michigan Drive in Standale.
You can park at Millennium Park, the Walker Ice & Fitness Center, or at the park along Sunset Hills Avenue to access the Fred Meijer Standale Trail.
The trail intersects a couple of roads that can be busy at times. To cross Lake Michigan Drive, you will want to use the sidewalk to go to the intersection of Kinney Avenue and Lake Michigan Drive, using the stoplight and crosswalk to cross the busy road. You will also want to be careful when crossing Remembrance Road to reach the trail along the east side of Remembrance Road.
Nearby Bike Routes
The Standale Trail intersects the bike route along Leonard Street, which is a well-used route by area cyclists. The bike route uses bike lanes along Leonard Street. The bike route goes towards downtown Grand Rapids. When the bike lane ends, cyclists need to ride on the outside of the vehicle lane. Always use caution and stay alert when riding next to the road.
Cyclists use the wide paved shoulders along M-11/Wilson Avenue and M-45/Lake Michigan Drive. The route along Wilson Avenue can be used to reach Johnson Park, and the Lake Michigan Drive route goes to Allendale and Grand Valley State University.