Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail

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The Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail is situated between two natural treasures: Lake Michigan to the west and the Manistee National Forest to the east. The pathway, built on an inactive section of the Chicago and West Michigan Railroad, provides an important connection between the communities of Muskegon, Fruitland, Dalton and Whitehall.

Midway along, just north of Riley-Thompson Road, the sights and sounds will become quite different than the rest of the trail. Here, the Shivering Timbers roller coaster, one of many rides at Michigan's Adventure, the largest amusement park in the state, towers over the trail, so you might hear the rumble of the high-speed cars on its wooden tracks and the screaming of thrill-seekers for a short while. The rest of the trail will take you through peaceful forests and occasional meadows.

At White Lake Drive, the trail meets with the White Lake Pathway that continues about 3 miles north through Whitehall and, in turn, connects to the Hart-Montague Trail. Future plans include extending the trail south to the Muskegon Lakeshore Trail and the Musketawa Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

To reach the southern trailhead from the south, take US 31 northbound, exiting left to North Muskegon (Exit 116). Keep right on State Route 120 north for 1.4 miles. Continue straight on Whitehall Road for 3.3 miles to McMillan Road. Turn right on McMillan Road and continue 0.3 miles to parking and the trailhead.

To reach the northern trailhead from the north, take US 31 southbound to White Lake Drive (Exit 126). Turn right (west) onto White Lake Drive and continue 2.1 miles to the trail crossing.

Reviews

Nice trail

   September, 2014 by stevej371

Biked this trail both ways today. The trail condition is perfect..not even a crack in the entire length. Was surprised to see only one other biker..even though the temp was in the 60's and sunny. read more

Excellent trail, especially for rollerblades

   August, 2014 by jmalec

If you want a smooth fast rollerblade ride, this is a great trail. The surface is very smooth, wide and relatively flat. We enjoy the wooded, quiet trail and setting. read more

Surprises

   September, 2013 by joe maitner

My wife and I biked the Berry Junction Trail starting at the White Lake Library and biked south to Dalton. Great surface to bike, surprised when in the distance we saw the roller coaster rides from Mich Adventure. Wooded and scenic the trail was not busy ...read more