The White Pine Trail is Michigan's second longest rail-trail, following the former Grand Rapids and Indiana rail bed for 93.5 miles through five counties. This massive trail showcases a variety of landscapes, from swamps to forests to open farmland, plus numerous towns and cities. You will run across existing and in-development trails, too, as this corridor is the backbone of the state rail-trail system.
Big Rapids, located at mile 53.1, is home to Ferris State University. You can directly connect to the city's Big Rapids Riverwalk to head into town should you need to grab a bite to eat or take a rest stop. On your way to Big Rapids you may see a few small towns, including Stanwood and Morley, who have a lot to offer.
Just north of Big Rapids is Paris; here the trail runs directly through Paris Park, which features camp-in-cabins, a canoe launch and a fishing concession along the banks of the Muskegon River.