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East Grand Rapids Parks, Trails, Attractions & More

East Grand Rapids is located on beautiful Reeds Lake, and many of the town's recreation areas are located near the lake. East Grand Rapids High School's lacrosse field, football field and tennis courts are located a short distance away. The popular Reeds Lake Trail circles the perimeter of the lake, and boaters flock to Collins Park to launch their watercraft on to Reeds Lake during the summer.

East Grand Rapids Parks

John Collins Park is on the western shore of Reeds Lake is great place to relax, read a book, or have a picnic. The park has a terrific view of Reeds Lake and features a boat launch for recreational boats and a dock for rowing crew teams. During the summer, there is free entertainment and music at John Collins Park.

Manhattan Recreation Area is a large park with two small ball diamonds, two baseball fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts and a soccer field. A playground is located at the western side of the park near a shelter and picnic area. The park has trails for hiking. Parking lots for Manhattan Recreation Area are accessible from Manhattan Road and Morningside Road.

Remington Field is located adjacent to Hodenpyl Woods Trail. The parking lot for the baseball diamond is located off Reeds Lake Road.

East Grand Rapids Trails

The Reeds Lake Trail is a popular pedestrian route in East Grand Rapids. It consists of paved trails and sidewalks around the perimeter of Reeds Lake. The trail is a walking and jogging route and is used throughout the year. The trail connects to the East Beltline Trail, which has paved paths on outer edges of the divided four-lane road.

Manhattan Recreation Area's hiking trail system features winding trails over varied terrain and through a wooded area. Parts of the trail are narrow, and you may need to duck under branches in a few spots if you are tall.

Hodenpyl Woods Trail is a hiking trail that is a little over a mile long. The parking lot for the trail is also used for Remington Field.

On Wealthy Street, there are bike lanes that border the road, starting at Lovett and going beyond the hospital.

Kayaking and Sailing

Reeds Lake is a popular place for rowing crew competitions. Sailboats, kayaks, and canoes can launched from Collins Park on to Reed Lake. The lake is very scenic during the fall when the leaves change colors.

About East Grand Rapids

Gaslight Village is the best known part of East Grand Rapids. The shopping district along Wealthy Street features clothing boutiques, beauty salons, coffee shops, and unique eateries.

Breton Village Shopping Center on the corner of Breton Avenue and Burton Street is also a shopping destination in East Grand Rapids. Other large shopping malls are located southeast of East Grand Rapids on 28th Street at the East Beltline.

East Grand Rapids' residential neighborhoods feature some of the best architecture in the Grand Rapids area. Beautiful, historic houses line several streets, including houses that were once home to President Gerald Ford at various points during his life.

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