Following the north side of the creek, the Buck Creek Trail provides a pleasant route through the city's neighborhoods and, with a new extension, connects the downtown area with a network of trails along the Grand River and up to Grand Rapids via the Grandville River Trail
and Kent Trails
. The pathway was built on a gypsum mine, which travelers can read about on two historical displays. A highlight of the trail is Wedgwood Park, offering many recreational amenities, including a baseball field, volleyball court, horseshoe pits and picnic grounds.
From the east, take Ivanrest south from the intersection with Prairie and turn right on 34th Street SW. At the intersection with Wayburn Avenue, the trail begins along the sidewalk on the north side of the street.
From the west, follow Baldwin Street to the last intersection before the I-196 on ramp. Turn north to park at the Grandville Clean Water Treatment plant located at 15 Baldwin Street. Follow the Grandville River Trail to the bridge over Buck Creek and turn right at the second path to follow the creek under the highway.
Even in the Winter this trail is plowed to allow walkers and even snow bikes passage. Well done Grandville!
I only wish it was longer.