Milkweeds on the FM Heartland Trail
Milkweeds on the FM Heartland Trail

Ready to let fly with their seeds, milkweeds are on the FM Heartland Trail

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Mich Recumbent Trikes, Curt Knierim
Mich Recumbent Trikes, Curt Knierim

Groups come to ride the FMHT

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Caterpiller in the rain - FMHT
Caterpiller in the rain - FMHT

Nature on the FM Heartland Trail - photo by Dennis Adams

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About Us

The Fred Meijer Heartland Trail is a 42 mile, paved trail that connects the cities of Alma and Greenville in rural, central Michigan.  It is open to non-motorized use year round.  It was begun in 1994 and completed in 2015.  The Meijer Foundation has been essential in its development and support

Since 2013, the Mid West Michigan Trail Authority has also been essential in helping the FFMHT by distributing grant money from a Meijer Foundation program for Trail Maintenance.



Repair work on the burned bridge near Waterworks Park in Greenville will be beginning in June - the bridge will be resurfaced and will be closed for a day or so.  Dates to follow!

  Many thanks to LS Engineering and Miller Development for their great work on this project!

Root bump repairs will begin on June 6 at Douglas Rd. to Crystal Rd. (East of the Vestaburg area) and Derry Rd. to the Wolfe Creek Bridge (W of Vestaburg about 1 mile) Weather permitting, it should only take a few days.

Resealing will be in July for Peck Rd. to Greenville West.  Dates to follow!


Donations to the FFMHT are essential for the operation of the FMHT.  All donations are tax deductible, since we are a 501 (c) (3) organization. Donors can have their names listed on this website for donations given in addition to your membership.  Donor names are also included in our special edition fall newsletter.

Get Involved

The Fred Meijer Heartland Trail is maintained by volunteers who do most of the trimming, repairing and mowing required along the Trail.  The Friends of the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail has a Board of Directors who are also volunteers and new Board Members are needed The Trail operations need new, dedicated people who are willing to work to continue this tradition of excellence.

FFMHT Meetings

FFMHT Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month in Stanton, at 6:00 p.m. NEW TIME!!) See the CONTACT US

page for more details.

Meetings are being held at the White Pine District Library, 106 E Walnut St., Stanton.  Mask wearing is required to attend.

Annual Banquet

The Annual Fundraising Raffle will take place virtually on May 12, 2022 at the White Pine District Library in Stanton.  Board Member Patty Rockafellow is in charge and will record the drawing on video.  Winners will be notified and results will be posted on this website after the drawing.  Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets and thanks to all who donated some extra funds!


Trail snowmobile barriers are DOWN for the season -  many thanks to the volunteers who helped with this big project!  These barriers help to protect the Trail surface from damage by the metal studs on the snowmobile tracks.    Thanks for your patience.