Friends of the Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee Trail
PO Box 274
St. Johns, MI, 48879
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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."

This order will continue until further notice

It's that time of year again!

The Friends of the FMCIS Trail has opened up nominations for positions on the board.
We traverse three counties and our board of nine consists of three representatives from each county. Each position is for a three year term. Qualifications? You must reside in one of the three counties (Ionia, Clinton or Shiawassee) and you must be a dues-paying member of the Friends Group.

If you are interested in running for one of these board positions, please shoot an e-mail to us at cistrail@gmail.com. We need to hear from you before February 20 in order to appear on the ballot.

DNR Covid-19 Social Distancing in Public Parks

The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail

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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

Snowmobiles:   PROHIBITED

           Horses:   PROHIBITED

    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, Muir/Lyons and Ionia utilizing a former railroad corridor.


The trail is part of the Midwest Regional Rail-Trail Network,  joining on the eastern 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.


The trail parallels M-21 and traverses mostly rural areas and farming communities, but portions also run near and across 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.