Fred Meijer White Pine Trail

Happy Trails to you, Fred

December 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Can’t tell which one is happier, Fred Meijer or Squire reporter Nancy Hill. Picture was taken in 2008 at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Meijer funded paved extension of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail from Rockford to Sand Lake. Last Tuesday afternoon found us at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park to attend a visitation and pay [...]

‘Friends’ to host 10th annual Resolution Walk

December 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL This New Year’s Day morning, plan on joining hundreds of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail users as they step into 2011 for a brisk four-mile walk. Hosted by the Friends of the White Pine Trail, this popular New Year’s Day tradition will mark its 10th year. Last year’s Resolution Walkers—as far as the eye can see, all with smiling. Squire file [...]

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail severed between Belmont and Rockford

June 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Massive flows of water from Memorial Day’s storms caused extensive damage to the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail (FMWPT) at approximately the six-mile marker just north of Belmont. Sadly, the five-inch deluge of rainfall occurred at the start of the busy summer recreational season on the state’s longest linear park, the FMWPT. Squire reporter [...]

Weather damage causes closure of portion of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail

June 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment recently announced that a three-mile section of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail in Kent County is closed due to mud slides and washouts from the recent storms. The closed area extends from Belmont Avenue east of Belmont to House Street, which is southwest of the City of Rockford in Plainfield Township. The 92-mile trail [...]