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.
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.
The FFMHT is celebrating its 25th year with the Annual Banquet and Fundraiser. This years banquet will be held on May 4, 2019 at the Curtis Building, 209 Sheldon St. in Edmore. Events include the Annual Raffle with prizes at three great B&B's: Insel Haus on Bois Blanc Island, MI, Cloghaun B&B on Mackinaw Island and Candlelight Inn B&B in Ludington, MI. All B&B prizes are for two people for two nights. In addition, Terry's Cycle of Alma has donated a Cannondale Quick 8 bicycle and Freewheeler Bike Shop II has given us a deal on a Raleigh Detour 1. For all the details for the dinner and pictures of the prizes, see the Annual Banquet Page.
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 all winter!