Temporary Trail Closure – August 18, 2021

Please be advised that sections of the trail will be temporarily closed tomorrow, Wednesday, August 18th, for invasive species treatment. The trail will be closed in Lake Orion from the Atwater trailhead to Newton Street and in Rochester Hills from Dutton Road to the Moutrie Pollinator Garden (1/4 mile north of Tienken). Please do not cross the barriers while treatment is in progress. The barriers will be removed once it is safe to travel through the area. Thank you!

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Controlled Burn on Trail May 14, 2021

Please be advised that controlled burns will be held along the Paint Creek Trail today. The purpose of the burns is to stimulate the prairie and oak savanna plant communities along the trail while discouraging invasive plants such as buckthorn, autumn olive, and multiflora rose.   The burn will begin around 10:30 or 11 am at the first burn unit between Silverbell Rd and Dutton Rd, and will move to the Paint Creek Heritage Area – Wet Prairie just north of Silverbell Rd when that burn is complete.   Please use caution if you are planning on visiting these areas.

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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…

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