Western Michigan Chapter

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Trail Range

The Western Michigan Chapter (WMI) is responsible for the trail within Kent and Newaygo counties, spanning from south of Grand Rapids up through the southern third of the Huron-Manistee National Forest. Generally, completed trail is on public lands, including the Lowell and Rogue River State Game Areas, and the Huron-Manistee National Forest.


The WMI is the association’s largest chapter, with nearly 250 members. Although most members live in the Grand Rapids area, many also reside farther north and east.  Some even live out of state.

Chapter Activities

The WMI focuses its efforts primarily on planning, building, and maintaining high-quality, sustainable trail within its area of responsibility. It also holds many social events throughout the year, including group hikes, backpacking trips, skill-building events, etc.

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Get Connected:
email: wmi@northcountrytrail.org
website: northcountrytrail.org/wmi
membership: Join the North Country Trail Association


Doug May 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Looking to take a troop of boys scouts on a week long backpacking trip of at least 30 miles. Want to be as far away from civilization as possible. We would like to loop it for parking purposes but not a necessity. Any suggestions?

gloria triplett May 22, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Is this the trail that goes by the croton dam in croton mi ?

Traca Bartholomew August 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

Wanted to find out from anyone that has walked the trail from Freesoil trailhead North to
M-55 what the distance is and about how long it would take to hike that section of trail. I often walk the Freesoil trailhead south to Seaman and Loon lake area which takes me about 2 hours to do. Would like to try something new.