The Fred Meijer White Pine Trail is a linear state park that winds its way from Grand Rapids to Cadillac, offering natural
scenery and several stops at
cities along the way
. The trail is maintained by local governments and Michigan's Department of Natural Resources.
The paved section from Comstock Park to
to Sand Lake offers scenic views of the Rogue River, historic bridges, farmland, and
cities in between. The paved section from
to Reed City
offers pretty views of rolling hills, farms, and
lots of trees.
The section between Cadillac
Tustin, and LeRoy is paved and passes through wooded areas and past farmland. The trailhead in Tustin is close to
the Pine River Museum.
The non-paved sections can be very challenging for bicyclists, especially north of Howard City and south of Big Rapids.
The southern part of the trail can be reached in
from the paved trail that winds through Riverside Park and leads to Park Street. The White Pine Trail starts about a half of a mile to the west, on the north side of Park Street.
Snowmobiling on the trail is allowed north of Rockford to
. The Russell Road Staging Area, north of Rockford, has
a large parking lot and trail access. Snowmobiling is very popular around Reed City, where the White Pine Trail meets the
Pere Marquette Trail