Regional Multi-Use Trails

Fred Meijer M-6 Trail

The M-6 Trail stretches across southern Kent County, linking Kent Trails in the west to the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail in the east. Most of the route is a dedicated paved pathway, though the center segment currently follows sidewalks between Division Ave. and Clyde Park Ave.

Passing through rapidly developing communities along the M-6 highway, the trail provides direct access to Kent County’s Creekside Park, Byron Township’s Cutler Park and the East Kentwood Public Schools complex. By following connections to the west on Kent Trails, trail users can reach Douglas Walker ParkMillennium Park and the John Ball Zoo. Continuing to the east along the Thornapple Trail, trail users will reach Paris Park and Caledonia Lakeside Park.

Four main trailheads provide access to the trail, including:

  • A parking lot at the intersection of Burlingame and 60th
  • A parking lot at Division Ave and the M6 highway
  • Creekside Park, which offers restrooms and potable water from May 1 – Oct 31
  • A small parking area on Wing Ave, just north of 60th St.

You can also access the trail at any cross street along the route.

Most of the trail follows the M-6 highway corridor, with a mix of level ground and gentle hills. Expect stretches of open sunny trail with some wooded, shady segments between.

The Fred Meijer M-6 Trail is accessible to people with disabilities.

Map Key

Kent Trails more info
 Fred Meijer M-6 Trail
 Paul Henry Thornapple Trail more info
 Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail more info
 Trails managed by other agencies more info

Kent County Parks with M-6 Trailheads

Millennium Park

1415 Maynard Ave SW
Walker, MI 49534-7022

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Creekside Park

1035 68th St SE
Dutton, MI 49316

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Douglas Walker Park

1195 84th St
Byron Center, MI 49315

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Caledonia Lakeside

370 N Lake St SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

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