Explore the most popular birding trails near Grand Rapids with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Much longer than .8 miles. The trailhead itself shows 9 miles with multiple ski trail loops you can walk with additional unmapped trails as you go. Very pretty views with the trees and the sand.

Great shorter hike through the woods. The hills make it more of a challenge for a beginner like myself. Well kept up and close to home.

Light traffic (Sunday afternoon), many hammocks off the trail, few bugs, a couple of hills to make you work a little more. Nice, well maintained trail - just wish the main “loop” was a little longer. I did the trail 3+ times to make up for the length. I didn’t notice the homes people mentioned but there are parts where I could hear cars zipping by.

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29 days ago

Very nice trail easy all around the reeds lake beautiful views very friendly people

1 month ago

A great, paved spot around the lake that’s perfect for a walk or run. There’s a cute detour to overlook the lake. Very popular, definitely not rough terrain for a hike.

1 month ago

went for a run there today was awesome perfect weather at 60 kind of wet became because it rained really bad the night before it was sweet going to the golf course that was all overgrown and turned into trails there was lots of really cool trees and it was neat to see old sand traps and stuff

Trails wind all over the place I tried to check out as much as I could there was some livestock they had some big cats owls and Eagles I probably started three or four deer running off trails down sub Trails into nice Lookout areas where they were resting

Lots of people putting in effort to make this place nice from their little farm and Co-op Garden to all the different trails well worth $3 to check it out

2 months ago

My go to trail. It's close and has some decent views/terrain. It is pretty heavily trafficked. People love to bring their dogs here. Doesn't bother me but something to keep in mind.

3 months ago

Very nice place to bring the dog for a nature walk. Besides the small parking this is maybe my favorite park

3 months ago

As far as a paved trails go this is pretty nice many more miles of trails connected to this as well. Very little shade, and lots of insects in the summer. Nice place for an outing though as there are many other activities available here.

For what it is, it’s a cool little spot. Definitely short, but if you’re nearby and looking for a quick, pretty walk.... it’s pretty solid :) The only other downside is that it IS super close to neighborhoods, at times you’re just past people’s backyards

3 months ago

Super short. Finished the long route in 20 minutes. Took it around again. However, gorgeous trails. Different terrain and trees. Really good for dogs and if you just want a quick hike.
Close to some roads so you can see houses and cars on parts of the outer trails.
Pro: right next to Robinettes!!

3 months ago

If you want a quick easy paved walk around the lake, this is your spot! There's a quick nature trail on the side. I saw a turtle and some fish in the pond. Was a beautiful day. Decently trafficked. Probably really busy in the summer time.

cool area and much larger than it seemed

Not a lot of shade. Doesn’t really feel like a hiking or jogging area. A lot of natural oil rigs, and cars and dust from the dumps surrounding the place. Water is nice but it doesn’t really give you the outdoors experience. Not really secluded. Seems like it used to be a yard waste site and the Devos just filled it with water and some paved roads.

I had a good walk but there has to be better places.

Nice hills, views, wide paths, but could use more trail markers.

Love the trails! Very beautiful/peaceful. Also great trails for a dog

Great trails, very rustic. Great for taking dogs

Very nice, short secluded hike in the city.

5 months ago

Nice for a quick hike.

6 months ago

This was an awesome hike! There was a sand dune and teepees everywhere. The trails were winding and there were some very steep hills. It was beautiful. Perfect for a hike with the whole family!

awesome trail for being smack dab in the middle of the city. Dirt path, tall trees, sand dune, elevation and a selection of difficulty to choose from. Perfect trail when you just need some nature around you.

great with kids! a lovely opportunity to see so many varieties of landscape.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Very scenic. Beautiful wildflowers. Paved. Very little shade

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

One of my first hikes in Mi. Not the prettiest trail but peaceful

Thursday, May 18, 2017

There are a few different trails with little to moderate elevation gains. Beautuful hilltop to sit and watch the sunset. My 13 year old says it's just the right length for a trail. Not too long, not too short.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

It's okay, if you don't mind walking by natural gas rigs. For me that takes away from the entire experience.

Wonderful trails through hilly wooded terrain with a beautiful small creek. But that's not all. It is also a nature center, education center and preserved history with original log cabin, fully functioning blacksmith shop and sugar house where maple syrup is made every year. But wait, there's more....Go see for your self. It's a wonderful place.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Great place to go before sunrise! The park is closed, but there's parking across the street. Plenty of wildlife on an easy, paved trail around the park.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Blandford is a nice family park and nature center. There are often weekend programs during the summer months for the kids to enjoy. The trails are well used and very easy to follow.

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