The North Bank Trail (NBT) offers exclusive non-motorized access to Grand Haven and Ferrysburg with beautiful views of wildlife and water. Phase 1 is a 3.3-mile stretch that connects to the Lakeside Trail in the Village of Spring Lake and the Tri-City Connector Path. Hikers and bikers can expect excellent watershed views as they cross the bridges over Spring Lake and the Grand River on the Connector Path. The Lakeside Trail takes a 12-mile loop around Spring Lake, winding through the communities of Spring Lake, Fruitport, and Ferrysburg. The NBT overlooks a large wetland complex at the north end of Lloyd’s Bayou, where birdwatching is quite popular.
Phase 1 connects Spring Lake to Nunica and provides safe, non-motorized access across I-96, which has a new interchange under the highway designed to accommodate the NBT. Phase 2 is approximately 3 miles long and begins at 130th Avenue and extends east to 112th Avenue in Nunica in Crockery Township.
NBT can be accessed in a variety of locations. A trailhead parking area is located on 144th Avenue a half-mile north of M104. Other access points with vehicle parking include Orchard Market at 17026 Lloyd’s Bayou Drive in Spring Lake, and Central Park at 899 Central Avenue in Spring Lake.
*TRAIL CLOSURE, JAN. 1 – MARCH 30, 2023: A section of the North Bank Trail between 148th and 130th Avenues in Crockery Township will be CLOSED January–March 2023 so that high voltage power lines can be rebuilt. For your safety, please avoid the NBT in these areas at these times.
HoursDawn to dusk
Travel time from downtown Grand Haven10 Minutes