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 Park, Millennium 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.
The Fred Meijer M-6 Trail is accessible to people with disabilities. 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.
On the map below, the M-6 Trail is shown as a red line like this: