Bridge 33.7 – Sinkhole – July 25, 2018

Bridge 33.7 Update: Yesterday, we had a large sinkhole at the southern end of Bridge 33.7 on the Paint Creek Trail in Oakland Township. This is the middle bridge between Dutton and Silver Bell, and the one that is in the process of being replaced. It was supposed to be replaced this summer, but the bids came back too high and the project has been delayed until Spring 2019. We contacted our engineers and provided them a photo of the sinkhole, and the measures that were taken to repair it. Based on that information, they have advised that the hole …

Continue reading

Police Activity on the Trail – June 14, 2018

Holly Towery, a 32 year old mother of three from Royal Oak, was reported missing on Tuesday, June 12.  On Thursday, June 14, 2018, at approximately 6:00pm, her vehicle was found in the Paint Creek Trail Dutton Road Parking lot in Oakland Township. The Sheriff’s Department began investigating, but unfortunately, found Ms. Towery deceased by suicide at around 8:00pm, near the Paint Creek Trail in Oakland Township. We would like to quell any rumors that may be spreading that may make our neighbors and trail users unsafe while on the trail. Our hearts go out to Ms. Towery’s family and …

Continue reading

Trail Conditions – May 8, 2018

Trail Conditions: Trail is in good shape. A few ruts here and there. Crews will be doing some minor tree removal work between Dutton and Silverbell today, tomorrow, and Thursday. The trail will have to be closed from 10am-1pm on Thursday, May 10 between Dutton and Silverbell for them to finish. Please plan accordingly.


TRAIL CLOSURE REMINDER: The Paint Creek Trail will be closed between Dutton and Silver Bell all day on Thursday, March 22, and for half the day on Friday, March 23. Tree removal contractors will be on site removing trees in preparation for our Paint Creek Trail Bridge 33.7 replacement, tentatively scheduled to start in June 2018. Please plan your visit on Thursday and Friday accordingly.

Paint Creek Trail Receives Iron Belle Trail Grant!

Paint Creek Trail Receives Iron Belle Trail Grant!   DNR awards $515,000 in local funding for projects along Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail Nearly 30 projects spread across 18 different counties will share $515,000 in local funding to push forward trail enhancement projects and connections along Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail. In an effort to leverage funding to advance progress toward completion of this statewide trail, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded $515,000 in local funding to 28 communities to help develop and enhance it. Funded projects were eligible to receive up to $30,000 for trail enhancement projects including feasibility …

Continue reading