Farview Nature Park

Easy/Intermediate:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Length 2.3 mi. (about 90 min. loop)

Surface: dirt and sand, lots of roots in some spots, and there may be muddy areas

Terrain: Mostly flat (average grade of 2%,
and 11% max.)

Markers: none

Dogs allowed? leashed

Trailhead: 138th, east of 63rd, Laketown

Maps: printable / Hiking Project

Description: This trail goes through woods and around a small lake. There is a parallel/overlapping horse trail. There are no arrows or trail marking but it’s easy to follow.

Covering 80 acres, this park has several ecosystems – pond wetlands, low dunes, deep woods, and open meadow – and is rich in flora and fauna. You can fish in the pond and there are deer in the area.

FARview (not Fair-view) was the name of a stop on the interurban electric train line that ran between Holland and Saugatuck from 1899 to 1926. The small building in the parking lot is a refurbished interurban waiting room. When you walk under the power lines in the park you’re walking over what was once the Grand Rapids, Holland & Chicago (GRH&C) Railway bed!

Trail Management: Laketown Township

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