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Explore the best rated trails in Pentwater, MI. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Irons Area Tourist Association Snowmobile Trail and Musketawa Trail . With more than 16 trails covering 399 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Too many walkers oblivious to anyone around them. Far better trails in the area.
Approx 1.5 miles in length, flat and paved trail across the street from the Weathervane in Montague
Biked from Whitehall-Montague to Hart and back for a nice 46-mile round trip. We are in our mid-60's and stayed in Whitehall after traveling from PA. Set out early on a beautiful end of Summer day. Trail is paved and very good condition. Stopped for lunch at Country Dairy, just North of New Era. Great food, and very clean, They also offer bike rentals. In Shelby is a Dollar Store if you would need anything. Trail is mainly open farmlands, very little shade and rolls through many small towns. Some road crossings but not too much traffic on those. Trail services in Whitehall and Hart. At the Whitehall-Montague end is the World's Largest Weathervane. In Whitehall you will find White Lake and the White River good for kayaking among swans and other wildlife. Waterdog Outfitters offers bike and kayak rentals.
It's been a few years and it was nice to visit Grand Haven and spend time biking around town. You can bike on several bike paths in town, Grand Haven is very biker friendly. You can take your bike to the end of the Lighthouse pier. There weren't many people there this particilar day....mid week and weather not real nice. very busy on the weekends.
Nice September ride. Parked in Whitehall/Montague and picked up the White Lake Pathway for a few miles and connected to the Fred Meijer Berry Junction trail into North Muskegon. Trail is paved and very good condition. Trail services in North Muskegon. Always an enjoyable ride on this trail!
Picked up the trail in Whitehall/Montague and connected with the Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail. This trail is paved and goes through town and a small park.
Do you know how much I love the white pine trail? So much! Particularly, between Cadillac and Reed City. Such beautiful woods, marshes, streams, farms, wide open spaces, snakes, turtles, frogs, birds, eagles, hawks, cows, horses, pileated woodpeckers, indigo buntings, and so many other friends. I am a cyclist, runner, and hiker. I've had some of my best runs, hikes, and bike rides on this trail. Chi miigwech ~ thank you!
Also, horses are not allowed but I have seen horse poop between Tustin and LeRoy. I supposed the Amish community use the trail but they can also use the roads. I hope this gets better enforced. As the signs note along the trail equestrian, snowmobile, and motorized vehicles are prohibited. You may see a DNR vehicle from time to time.
I agree with drwelldog's review from July 2022. The WPT from Cadillac to Reed City is heaven on earth! However, from Reed City to Big Rapids it is paved but bumpy, worn, rough, and there are some potholes. I usually ride between 13-15 mph so I had to slow down to not hit bump after bump. I know a section south is being paved but looks like this section could use an update. The bushes also need to be trimmed back so you can better see through the foliage. We want the woods to be as they are but also safety is key, especially for solo riders.
68 year old couple. Started out on Labor Day at the Hart trailhead at 11 am in 90 degree weather. It took 2.5 hours to get to Montague with a few stops along the way, the longest of which was at Country Dairy (recommended!). At that time of day I'd say about 60-70% was shade. It's a beautiful, flat, smooth trail.
We stayed overnight at the Weathervane Hotel and walked to Sawyer's Brewpub for a couple beers and Dog and Suds burgers. :-)
The next morning we left for Hart at 9, again in 90 degree weather. Thankfully at that time of day the trail was 90% shade. Arrived in Hart at 11.
The only thing that could improve this trail would be if it had more curves......it is straight!
We will be back.
This trail is closed from Howard City to Big Rapids Michigan. According to the local people it will take until November of this year to finish paving. It is a 21 mile stretch of the trail. We had to turn around.
Easy parking, good paved trail. Lunch at Deb's Cafe was very tasty. I will come back!
If I had a road bike I probably would give this 3 stars at best because it's a little rough in places. It was fine on my gravel bike. However, it was beautiful and quite shady on a 90 degree day. We stopped at the Conklin Bar which I would give 5 stars :-). Our return to the Fruit Ridge trail head for the Fred Meijer connector was 10 miles. We had a great time and will do it again.
Yes, the surface is old, cracked, and heaved. On a super light and stiff road bike trying to go fast, it would be awful. However, on my touring bike with its 1.5-inch tires and sprung Brooks saddle, while riding at a tourist's pace the surface didn't bother me (you do need to pay attention in spots). What makes this trail great is the ambiance and wildlife. There is an abundance of mature forests, deep cuts through hills, and wildlife. There are spots on this trail that you'll just want to stop and take in the beauty. I saw dozens of rabbits, squirrels, and suicidal chipmunks along with several deer. The rabbits especially showed little fear and many watched me ride by as they waited on the side of the trail. A groundhog (one of several I saw) even charged across as I was going by and collided with me breaking my front fender! If you've been put off from riding this trail because you heard it was in bad shape I suggest you reconsider.
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