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.
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.
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.
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.
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
FFMHT Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month in Stanton, 621 New St., Montcalm Area ISD at 7:00 p.m. See the CONTACT US
page for more details.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED.
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. 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 !