Kent Lake

Start Location: High Ridge Rd. parking lot, Kensington MetroPark Distance: up to 9 miles Elevation Gain: up to 350 feet MapMyRide Route Kent Lake Cue Sheet I was surprised by the number of hills on this short jaunt around Kent Lake in South Lyon/Milford. The paved Kensington Metropark Hike-Bike Trail encircling the lake climbs 350 feet in […]

Lansing River Trail

Start Location: Hawk Island Park, Lansing Distance: as short as you want, up to 25 miles MapMyRide Route This is the first post in the series, “Best Family Rides of Mid-Michigan.” And what better place to begin than the Lansing River Trail? With a splash zone, a historic swimming pool, playgrounds, lakes, paddling, fishing, Potter Park Zoo, […]

The Four Faces of Egypt Valley

Start Location: Roselle Park in Forest Hills near Grand Rapids Distance: 19 miles Elevation Gain: 650 feet MapMyRide route You have to figure, any place that’s called Grand Rapids has to have some hills, right? A search of routes on MapMyRide revealed that Roselle Park in Ada Township is a good place to start. From […]

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