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The Grand River Edges Trail runs in loops on the east and west banks of the Grand River near downtown Grand Rapids. At the south end, the trail crosses back and forth over the river via pedestrian bridges (including a converted railroad trestle), linking many city attractions, including several parks, some museums, the university and the planetarium. Shops, hotels and the convention center are also nearby. This southern segment runs between Fulton Street W. and Coldbrook Street NW.
A disconnected northern segment runs between Ann Street and N. Park Street, just north of Interstate 96/State Route 37. From here the trail crosses the bridge to the west side of the river to link up with the White Pine Trail State Park.
There are plans to extend the Grand River Edges Trail both north and south of its current endpoints and to join the two disconnected segments.
For the northern segment, park on the east side of the river at South Riverside Park (the end of Knapp Street NW between the river and Monroe Avenue NW). You can also park at North Riverside Park (2872 Monroe Ave.)
For the southern segment, parking is available in downtown Grand Rapids and at Canal Street Park, 6th Street Bridge Park and Fish Ladder Park.
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