The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail
Friends of the Fred Meijer CIS Trail. All rights reserved.
Friends of the Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee Trail
PO Box 274
St. Johns, MI, 48879
Contact Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The DNR has advised us that per the Governor's Executive Order "While trails will remain open for public use, people using trails are asked to adhere to social distancing recommendations, including keeping at least 6 feet between themselves and another person."
The DNR also in their letter notes "Grooming, grading, brushing and clearing of all non-motorized trails are also suspended until the end of the order." This order will continue through at least April 13.
Trail is open to all non-motorized uses year round.
Trail Length: 41.3 Miles
Trail Surface: 12 ft, compacted crushed limestone with 8 miles of asphalt in towns
4 Wheelers: PROHIBITED
The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail is a 41.3 mile, 12 ft. wide, packed crushed limestone, with 10 ft. wide asphalt surface in towns for a total of 8 miles of asphalt. It is non-motorized, non-equestrian, trail located in mid-Michigan in the counties of Clinton, Ionia and Shiawassee. It connects the communities of Owosso, Ovid, St. Johns, Fowler, Pewamo and Muir/Lyons utilizing a former railroad corridor.
The trail parallels M-21 and traverses mostly rural areas and farming communities, but portions also run near Stoney Creek, Maple River and Grand River watersheds in Ionia County
The trail is owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and is managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) with the Mid-West Michigan Trail Authority and maintained by volunteers of the Friends of the Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail.
The trail is part of the Midwest Regional Rail-Trail Network, joining on the western end with the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Trail (Ionia to Lowell), the Fred Meijer Flat River Valley Trail (Lowell to Greenville), and the Fred Meijer Heartland Trail (Greenville to Edmore to Alma) for a total of 125 miles.
Beware of Wood Chuck Holes
This time of the year the leaves
and snow hide the wood chuck holes along the trail. If you see any and would like to make us aware of the holes please send an email to us of the location (mile marker) and which side of the trail (North or South side) at email@example.com.