Thornapple Trail Association

The Paul Henry - Thornapple Trail, when complete, will be a 42 mile multi-use recreation trail, from Grand Rapids to Vermontville, Michigan. The trail is being constructed on or near a former railroad corridor. Some sections of the trail are completed, some are in development and some are in the proposal or conceptual stage. The route of this trail passes through farmlands, woodlands and small towns, along and over rivers and creeks. The scenic highlight of the trail is its close proximity to the Thornapple River. The trail is a four season adventure for the outdoor enthusiast, living healthy and having fun. It passes through a safe and natural environment for individual, family, and organization use. This trail is enjoyed by bikers, joggers, rollerbladers, cross-country skiers, wheelchair travelers, hikers, and nature lovers. We hope that you will come, enjoy it with us and help us with its completion.


Events & Meetings

Upcoming Events

Founders Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race

The Barry-Roubaix is the largest gravel road bicycle race in the world, featuring a variety of terrain and surfaces to test all your cycling skills. Held each year on the 4th Saturday in March, this challenging race traverses the rolling and scenic gravel roads throughout Barry County, Michigan. Over $28,000 in awards, cash, and prizes are given to more than 3,000 cyclists riding cyclocross, mountain, road, single-speed, fixed gear, fatbikes & tandem bicycles.

This year, Thornapple Trail Association volunteers will be running the Founders beer tent during the after-party and awards ceremony. Founders will donate a portion of the proceeds to help further our cause. Please join us on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 11 AM to 6 PM in Hastings, MI. Riders and non-riders alike are welcome. You can learn more about the Barry-Roubaix by visiting their website.

Thornapple Trail Association Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, Thornapple Trail Association meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at the Middleville Village Hall, located at 100 E. Main St., Middleville, MI 49333.

Date Time Location
April 6 7 PM Middleville Village Hall
May 4 7 PM Middleville Village Hall
June 1 7 PM Middleville Village Hall
July 6 7 PM Middleville Village Hall
August 3 7 PM Middleville Village Hall
September 7 7 PM Middleville Village Hall