ON the TRAIL
Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad
Kent County- Rockford to Cedar Springs
Much of the route is now the Fred Meijer White Pine rail-trail. The North Country Trail is concurrent for 7.5 miles, from Rockford to Cedar Springs, some of the oldest miles of the GR&I.
After the end of the logging era, the railroad advertised itself as a means to travel to the north for recreation and fishing. It was soon nicknamed The Fishing Line.
Notable passengers include hunters traveling to Petoskey for the last nesting passenger pigeon hunt. The GR&I transported many of the harvested woods which made Grand Rapids the Furniture City.
The Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad ceased operation in 1984, but a portion of the track is still in use from Cadillac to Petoskey as the Great Lakes Central Railroad.
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