Prescribed Burns along the Paint Creek Trail

The Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission will be conducting prescribed burns on the Nicholson Prairie and Heritage Wet Prairie on Monday, April 25, 2016.  The areas are located north and south of the Silver Bell crossing.  For more information on the importance of Prescribed Burns, please visit:  http://www.oaklandtownship.org/boards_and_commissions/parks_and_recreation/prescribed_ecological_burns.php

Paint Creek Crawl Update

This year, we will not be having a Paint Creek Crawl cycling event.  We decided to focus on stewardship of the trail, so we will be celebrating National Trails Day with a Garlic Mustard Pull.  Garlic Mustard is an invasive species and prevents native plants from growing.  For more information, visit our Garlic Mustard Pull page. However, if you are interested in a fun cycling event, we have partnered with Motor City Bike and Brew Tours for “Cruisin for the Trails” on May 7, 2016.  Enjoy a bike ride along the Clinton River Trail and Paint Creek Trail to the Paint Creek …

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Trail Courtesy – It’s easy to Achieve!

Trail Courtesy – It’s easy to Achieve! Cyclists – Pass with care:  Stay to the right, pass on the left.  “Do the right thing – pass with a ring!”  Please announce with a verbal “on your left”, or ring a bike bell.  All trail users will appreciate it! Pedestrians and Cyclists – avoid spreading out: Yes, it’s fun to walk, ride, or run the trail in a group.  But please don’t block the width of the trail.  Stay to the right, and watch your surroundings – a cyclist may be trying to pass you on the left (with an announcement, or …

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