River trails and linear parks have been a popular theme in Michigan over the past two decades. And, according to the Lansing State Journal, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is in the early planning stages of another behemoth of a path. The proposed trail would follow the length of the Grand River some roughly 250 miles from Jackson to Grand Haven.

DNR officials are in early talks with counties, townships, and cities along the river banks to gauge interest, as they are looking for a locally led approach to the project. Every ten years the Grand River Expedition takes place to assess the river's health. The proposed trail would follow that route. However, the report also states that the trail may be segmented as some communities may not want to participate.