The Idema Explorers Trail is being constructed in phases along the south side of the Grand River. Once completed, the non-motorized, multi-use pathway will be 36.5 miles long. It will connect eight county and state parks in Ottawa County. It will also connect Millennium Park to Grand Haven; the Grand Valley State University campuses; and, hundreds of miles of regional trails, including a direct route to downtown Grand Rapids. 

The Idema Explorers Trail is the link that connects the wonders of the Grand River Greenway together.

Sponsor a Bench

Park benches are strategically placed along the 36.5 mile trail to increase the accessibility of the trail for those with mobility issues. Benches are perfect for a moment of reflection or a shared conversation, they are a wonderful way to create a lasting tribute to a loved one, celebrate a milestone, or simply commemorate a special memory. Sponsoring a bench along the Idema Explorers helps support the construction of the trail and provides a lasting tribute.

Bench availability is listed based on the trail segment below.

Jenison Mill Segment



Bill Idema Moraine Nature Segment (Grand River Park to Grand Ravines)

Interested in sponsoring a bench along the Idema Explorers Trail? Complete this form.