The Thornapple Trail is the abbreviated name for the a partially completed Paul Henry-Thornapple Trail (rail trail) in west Michigan. The Middleville portion is being connected to the Kent County section which will eventually link to Kent Trails. When complete, the Paul Henry - Thornapple Trail will be a 42 mile multi-use recreation trail running from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Vermontville, Michigan.
The trail was originally the Grand River Valley Railroad, constructed in 1868-69. Service on the line ended in 1983, after the state ended an operating subsidy for the railroad line.
- "Kent County commissioners approve funding for trail projects". Grand Rapids Press. 2008-10-23. Retrieved 2009-04-09.
- "History of the Railroad and Trail Construction". Thornapple Trail Association. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
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