Staging / Access Areas

 

 

Below you will find a list of all the known staging areas that are adjacent to the trail; arranged from south to north.

 

We have attempted to give as good a description as possible along with a map and pictures for locating purposes.

 

Please refer to the community page that is linked for more information about the adjoining community. 

 

 
 
 


Walker

Community - Walker
 
Name:  N/A

 

Mile Marker: 0

 

Address: 12 North Park St. NE, Walker, Michigan  **

 

Size:  12 spaces for vehicles

 

Description: 

 

Directions: Map-it

 

Amenities: None

 

Owner: City of Walker

 

Notes:

 

 


Comstock Park

Community: Comstock Park

 

Name: Comstock Park White Pine Trail Head 

 

Mile Marker: 0

 

Address: 3894 Millcreek Ave. NE, Comstock Park, Michigan  **

 

Size: 65+ spaces for vehicles

 

Description: Asphalt

 

Directions: Map-it

 

Amenities: Park Benches, Picnic Tables

 

Owner: Comstock Park DDA / Plainfield Township

 

Notes: 

 

> This is an area adjacent to the trail behind businesses along West River Road

> Entry is on Millcreek Ave. just east of West River Road.

 

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Community: Comstock Park

 

Name: Dwight Lydell Park

 

Mile Marker: 0

 

Address:  3933 West River Dr. NE, Comstock Park, Michigan

 

Size: There is a large parking lot and street side parking

 

Description: Asphalt

 

Directions: Map-it

 

Amenities: Pavilion, Restrooms (warm months)

 

Owner: Kent County Parks - - link

 

Notes:

 

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Overnight Parking

 

Special Note - - Since the Comstock Park area is at the southern end of the trail there are people looking for overnight parking in the area for extended trips on the trail.

 

If you have the need for overnight parking there is one possibility for your use:

  1. Carpool lot adjacent to the northbound exit from US131 onto West River Rd.  This is a large lot and is accessed from West River Rd.


Belmont

Community: Belmont

 

Name: Rogue River Park

 

Mile Marker: 4

 

Address: 6262 Belmont Ave., NE, Belmont, Michigan, 49306  **

 

Size: 100 + spaces for vehicles

 

Description: Asphalt

 

Directions: Map-it

 

Amenities: Rest Rooms (warm months)

 

Owner: Kent County Parks - - link

 

Notes:

 

 


Rockford

Community: Rockford
 
Name:  N/A

 

Mile Marker:  8

 

Address: 227 North Main St. NE, Rockford, Michigan **

 

Size: 20 + spaces for vehicles

 

Description: Asphalt

 

Directions: Map-it

 

Amenities: None

 

Owner: City Of Rockford

 

Notes:

 

> Area is just north of the Wolverine Shoe Store

 

 

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Community: Rockford
 
Name:  N/A

 

Mile Marker: 8

 

Address:  99 Towers Drive, Rockford, Michigan  **

 

Size: Large Rockford City Lot

 

Description: Adjacent to the trail

 

Amenities: N/A

 

Directions: Map-it

 

Owner: City of Rockford

 

Notes:


> There is a heated (open all year) restroom facility near the trail.

        Location - just east of Squires Street, between Bridge Street and Courtland Street.

 

 


Rockford / Cedar Springs

 

Community: Rockford (to the South) / Cedar Springs (to the north
 
Name: Russell Road Staging Area

 

Mile Marker:

 

Address: 4141 Russell Road, NE. Cedar Springs, Michigan **

 

Size: 50 cars, 20 vehicles with snowmobile trailers

 

Description: Gravel

 

Directions: Map-it    

 

Amenities: 

 

Owner: Michigan DNR - Parks & Recreation

 

Notes:

 

> This staging area is the southernmost point where snowmobiles are allowed

> Snowmobile traffic may only proceed north
> The parking lot is large and will accommodate vehicles with trailers

 

 


Cedar Springs

Community: Cedar Springs
 

Name: N/A

 

Mile Marker: 15

 

Address:  80 Maple St., Cedar Springs, Michigan **

 

Size:  22 spaces for vehicles

 

Description: Asphalt

 

Directions: Map-it

 

Amenities: Shelter, Restroom (warm months)

 

Owner: City of Cedar Springs

 

Notes:
 
> 2011 - 2012 there will be accomodations for vehicles with trailers south of the main area.

 

 


Cedar Springs / Sand Lake 

 

Community: Cedar Springs (to the southSand Lake (to the north)
 
Name: Gordon Park

 

Mile Marker: 18

 

Address: 17282 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, Michigan

 

Size:

 

Description: 

 

Directions: Map-it

 

Amenities: Rest Rooms (warm months)

 

Owner: Kent County Parks - - link

 

Notes: 

 

> The park is being updated in the summer of 2011 and may be closed during constuction.

 

 


Sand Lake

Community: Sand Lake 
 

Name:  N/A

 

Mile Marker: 20

 

Address: 74 East Lake St., Sand Lake, Michigan,  **

 

Size: 10 spaces for vehicles (approx.)

 

Description: Asphalt

 

Directions: Map-it

 

Amenities: Pavilion

 

Owner: Sand Lake / Nelson Township

 

Notes:
 

Limited area for vehicles with trailers 

 


Howard City

Community: Howard City

 

Name:  N/A

 

Mile Marker: 28

 

Address: 90 East Edgerton St, Howard City, Michigan **

Size:

 

Description: Asphalt

 

Directions: Map-it       

 

Amenities: Pavilion, Pit Toilet, Bonfire Ring, WiFi

 

Owner: Howard City

 

Notes:

 

> Limited area for vehicles with trailers
 


Morley   

Community: Morley

 

Name:  Kinney Park

 

Mile Marker: 33

 

Address:  140 Cass St, Morley, Michigan  **

 

Size: 20 + spaces for vehicles

 

Description: Gravel

 

Directions:  Map-it

 

Amenities: Pit Toilet, Pavilion

 

Owner:  Village of Morley

 

Notes:

 

Good area for vehicles with trailers  


Stanwood

Community: Stanwood

 

Name:  N/A

 

Mile Marker:

 

Address:

 

Size:

 

Description:

 

Directions:  Map-it

 

Amenities:

 

Owner:

 

Notes:

 

> No designated staging area at this time

 
 


Big Rapids

Community: Big Rapids
 
Name:  N/A

 

Mile Marker: 50
 
Address: 1000 Maple St, Big Rapids, Michigan **

 

Size: 20 + spaces for vehicles

 

Description: On site of old railroad depot

 

Directions:  Map-it

 
Amenities: None

 

Owner: City of Big Rapids

 

Notes:

 

> Limited area for vehicles with trailers
 
 
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Community: Big Rapids
 
Name: Northend Riverside Park

 

Mile Marker: 51
 
Address: 986 North 4th Ave., Big Rapids, Michigan  **

 

Size: Many parking sites

 

Description: Asphalt

 

Directions:  Map-it

 
Amenities: Pavilions, Picnic Tables, Toilets, Water

 

Owner: City of Big Rapids

 

Notes:

 
> The trail passes through the park
> The park borders the Muskegon River 
 
 


Paris  

Community: Paris

 

Name: Paris Park - - link

 

Mile Marker:  56

 

Address: 22090 Northland Drive, Paris, Michigan, 49338

 

Size: Staging area has room for approximately 20 vehicles

 

Description: Gravel

 

Directions:  Map-it

 

Amenities: Campground, Toilets (warm months), Picnic Area, Water

 

Owner: Mecosta County Park Commission

 

Notes:

 

> This is a Mecosta County Park

> Limited area for vehicles with trailers  

 


Reed City

Community: Reed City

 

Name:  N/A

 

Mile Marker:  62

 

Address: 174 North Chestnut, Reed City, Michigan  **

 

Size:  Large city Parking lot

 

Description: City Parking Lot, Paved

 

Directions:  Map-it

 

Amenities: Restrooms at the Depot

 

Owner: Reed City

 

Notes:

 

> City parking lot across the trail from the Depot

> No formal staging area 

 

 


LeRoy

Community: LeRoy
 
Name:  LeRoy Community Park
 

Mile Marker:

 

Address: 176 Gilbert St., LeRoy, Michigan **

 

Size: 30 vehicles

 

Description: Grass / Gravel

 

Directions:  Map-it

 

Amenities: Pavilion (large)

 

Owner: Village of LeRoy

 

Notes:

 

 


Tustin

Community: Tustin

 

Name:

 

Mile Marker:

 

Address:

 

Size:

 

Description:

 

Directions:  Map-it

 

Amenities: None

 

Owner: Village of Tustin

 

Notes:

 

> No designated staging area at this time - one is being planned

 


Cadillac  

Community: Cadillac

 

Name: Cadillac Staging Area

 

Mile Marker:  90

 

Address:  7184 E. 44 Rd, Cadillac, Michigan  ** 

 

Size:  15 + spaces for vehicles

 

Description: Gravel

 

Directions:  Map-it

 

Amenities:  Pit Toilet

 

Owner: Michigan DNR - Parks & Recreation

 

Notes:

 

> There are several staging opportunities around the lake in Cadillac 

 

 

Footnotes / Codes  
 
** = This address is very close; within a few numbers; it may be slightly off 
 
*** = Mapping has been a problem and is under development