The North Bank Trail is a proposed 18-mile non-motorized, multipurpose pathway located generally along the former Grand Trunk Western Railroad right of way from Spring Lake to Marne, MI. The North Bank will connect the east end of Lakeside Trail in the Village of Spring Lake to the southeast end of the existing Musketawa Trail, otherwise known as the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail. Ultimately, the North Bank serves as a regional link between the beaches of Lake Michigan and the Grand Rapids metro area.
The North Bank will provide connections to other regional trails including the Lakeside Trail in Spring Lake, the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail, the Musketawa Trail and the Spoonville Trail offering access to the south side of the Grand River where it meets up with the Grand River Explorers Trail. It will also link to local trails in Spring Lake Township and Ferrysburg offering a connection to US Bike Route 35 running along Michigan’s west coast from New Buffalo to Sault Saint Marie.