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.


From April to October there are many Trail projects in operation.  Trail Maintenance is ongoing and in June a section of Trail is resealed each year, helping to protect and lengthen the life of the Trail surface.

  Resealing and root repairs are completed.  Enjoy the improved surface!  Thank you!

Beginning Dec. 14, a tree cutting crew will be working on the Trail from Klees Rd. south to McDonalds in Stanton. Please be aware and slow down!  Thank you!


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 of $100 or more.  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
Annual Banquet

FFMHT Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month in Stanton, at 7:00 p.m.  See the CONTACT US

page for more details.

Meetings from June on will take place at the former Masonic building, N New St., on the west side of the street, before reaching the ISD.

Bring a chair and please wear a mask.

Trail snowmobile barriers are up 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.  Anyone can still use the Trail to walk, snowshoe, ski or bicycle.  Access is at the ends of the poles, near the bollards.  Enjoy the Trail !  

The Annual Fundraising Raffle Drawing was held on May 12 in the White Pine District Library, with head librarian and FFMHT Board Member Patty Rockafellow in charge.  The rest of the Board watched through a Zoom connection while Patty recorded the drawing on video.

  Winners are:

Trek Bike:  Ron Fanslow, Ithaca

Giant Bike:  Wayne Addis, Sheridan

Diamondback womens bike:  Kathy Peters, Cedar Springs

Candlelite Inn, Ludington:  Mary Humm

Bois Blanc Island:  James Smith, Elwell

Mackinac Island:  Melvin Morford, Mt. Pleasant

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