White Cloud Connector Loop

The Campground Connector Trail is a 4.3-mile loop that can take local hikers from the campground through Forest Service lands where it connects with the National Trail and returns to the Campground. The hikers on the North Country Trail can take the Campground Connector Trail to the campgrounds for overnight camping or longer stays so they can use the amenities or enjoy the easy walk to the local restaurants, mail a letter or stock up at the grocery, hardware or use medical facilities.

Trail Details

Distance: 4.3 miles
Challenge Level: Moderate
Activities: Hiking, Camping

Birch Grove School House

Birch Grove School House 

White Cloud is located about midpoint on the North Country Trail, and the restored 100 year old Birch Grove School House at the corner of Five Mile and Felch roads was the former headquarters for the North Country Trail Association.

As our city sign proclaims, “White Cloud where the North Begins and the Pure Waters Flow.” That image is very appropriate for those looking for a great Western Michigan recreation destination. After crossing the Muskegon River in Newaygo, you will leave the orchards and farm fields behind and enter the forest covered hills of the Huron-Manistee National Forest. White Cloud is located at the intersection of Michigan highways 37 and 20 and at the southern end of the National Forest. After reaching White Cloud, recreation seekers will have access to the spring fed White River and thousands of pine, oak, and maple covered acres.

Birch Grove School House