Sunday, January 20, 2013

Grand Rapids Day Hikes

Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Rapids
Kevin Revolinski

This guidebook is part of the Falcon Guide Where-To-Hike series.  It's a slim volume (about 90 pages) that would easily fit in a jacket pocket.  It includes descriptions of 20 trails near Grand Rapids, with a small map of each trail system.  All of the trails are reasonably close to Kalamazoo.  Several of the trails are in parks on Lake Michigan or in popular State Recreation Areas, but over half of the trails were new to me.

Here are a selection of trails from the book:
1. Otis Sanctuary
1.9 mile lollipop

2. Millennium Park
4.4 mile lollipop

3. Pickerel Lake
3.4 mile loop

4. Cooper Creek/Spencer Forest
 3.0 mile lollipop

5. Aman Park
3.7 mile loop

6. Hofma Park
3.0 mile loop 

7. Swan Creek (Allegan State Game Area)
5.9 mile loop

8. Warren Townsend
1.6 mile double loop 

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