Biking in the Grand Haven Area
With over 100-miles of trails crisscrossing the Grand Haven Area, there are endless opportunities to get outside and enjoy pedaling trail systems through connecting communities.
The Lakeshore Trail
This 20-mile paved path runs parallel to Lakeshore Drive and connects Grand Haven State Park to Holland State Park. The trail offers numerous stops along the way to get off your bike and enjoy Lake Michigan views. The Ottawa County parks and beaches along the route ae the perfect place to rest your legs and refuel with a snack. If you’re looking to shorten the trail a bit, consider starting at Tunnel Park in Holland or a park near Grand Haven’s north end.
Lakeshore Trail Access Points:
– Grand Haven State Park
– Duncan Woods Park
– Rosy Mound Natural Area
– Kirk Park
– Tunnel Park
– Holland State Park
Tri-Cities Trail Network
The Tri-Cities Area consisting of Grand Haven, Spring Lake, and Ferrysburg, offer an extensive trail system that connects the communities, attractions, beaches, and parks. Start your journey at the Grand Haven Waterfront Trail for plenty of parking and options for rides of different lengths and scenery.
The Lakeside Trail
The 15-mile Lakeside Trail traverses around Spring Lake and takes you on a journey through the communities of Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, and Fruitport. To extend your ride and add some more miles, consider tacking on the North Bank Trail or the Grand River Greenway.
North Bank Trail
To pick up the North Bank Trail, start at Central Park in Spring Lake. This 5.2-miles path leads you through a variety of landscapes including blueberry fields, woodlands, and marshes. To extend your ride, pickup the Spoonville Trail when you arrive to the village of Nunica.
Completed in Fall of 2020, this new section of paved trail is 3.5-miles long and creates the perfect linkage between the North Bank Trail and the Idema Explorers Trail. You can find a trailhead on 120th Avenue and follow the trail as it leads you over the Sgt. Henry E. Plant Memorial Bridge.
Idema Explorers Trail
This path is a work-in-progress trail that will eventually connect Grand Haven to Grand Rapids for a 30-mile one-way ride. The first phase of this trail was competed in 2018, which links together Connor Bayou and Riverside Park for for 3.9 mile trek.
If off-trail riding is more your thing, check out Bass River Recreation Area for great mountain biking trails. Gear up and test your endurance with two, three, and four-mile loops. Distance riders can find a variety of routes ranging from 25 to 100 miles, beginning in Grand Haven and traversing West Michigan.
Fat Tire Biking
Whether it’s snow or sand, the Grand Haven area offers miles of non-traditional terrain that make for great fat tire biking conditions. Pedal down sandy beach paths and enjoy the views, or take to the snow covered trails for an exciting winter adventure.
Sun Sport Rentals
The Shed, located on Chinook Pier by the Grand Haven Marina, offers bicycles for rent. Reservations are highly recommended to ensure that bikes are available for you. Rent for an hour of riding around town, or up to a full-weekend for exploring Grand Haven and the surrounding areas by bike.
For more information and detailed maps, visit mitrails.org!