Bridge 33.7 Construction Update – Trail Closure Notice

The Paint Creek Trail between Dutton and Silverbell Roads will be closed beginning Monday, June 17, 2019 for the Bridge 33.7 replacement project. This section of the trail will be closed until early September 2019. There is no detour. Please plan your visit to the Paint Creek Trail accordingly. During the week of June 10, 2019, construction equipment and supplies will be staged in the parking areas at Dutton and Silverbell Roads. Lots will remain open to the extent possible, however closure of the lots may be required based on the amount of equipment and supplies delivered. Please follow the…

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Paint Creek Trailways Commission seeks Interim Manager

Interim Trail Manager  Paint Creek Trailways Commission Rochester, MI May 21, 2019 The Trailways Commission established a part-time administrative position in the fall of 1991 in response to the increased activity, demand and duties of the Trail that came with increased use.  Currently, the Trail Manager works 24 hours per week.  Work is assigned to the Trail Manager by the Commission at monthly meetings or under the direction of the Chairperson.  The Trail Manager reports to the Trailways Commission Chair. The Trail Manager shall be conversant with modern office technology, with knowledge of MS Office. The Manager will maintain necessary…

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Paint Creek Trail Announces $400,000 Grant

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Gift Funds Replacement of Deteriorating 95-Year Old Bridge and the Resurfacing of the Entire Paint Creek Trail Rochester, Michigan: The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester has been awarded a $408,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for the benefit of the Paint Creek Trailways Commission. This grant will be used to fund two major projects on the Paint Creek Trail, a popular 8.9 mile regional rail trail and key link in Oakland County’s Oak Routes and Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail network. Funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will enable the Trailways…

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Trail Closure Notice for March 18-20, 2019

The Paint Creek Trail between Dutton Road and Gallagher Road will be closed from Monday, March 18 to Wednesday, March 20. Crews will be trimming the trees and shrubs that are growing into the trail. Additionally, the Orion Township section of the Trail from Atwater St. to the Clarkston/Kern intersection will be intermittently closed for overhead tree trimming on Tuesday, March 19. The Oakland Township section of the Trail from the Clarkston/Kern intersection to Adams Rd. will be closed for overhead trimming on Wednesday, March 20.

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Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Recommended for State Grant to Develop Iron Belle – Paint Creek Trail Northern Trailhead

On Dec. 12th the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board recommended that Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission (OTPRC) be awarded a $228,400 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant for improvements at the Township’s Paint Creek Junction Park.  The purpose of this grant project, titled “Iron Belle – Paint Creek Trail Northern Trailhead” is to provide a trailhead at Paint Creek Junction Park, adjacent to the Paint Creek Trail.  Since the Paint Creek Trail is an important link in the statewide Iron-Belle trail system, this project also supports that trail too! Many residents may not know that each community that…

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Paint Creek Trail Hires New Manager

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission, an intergovernmental agency that owns and operates the 8.9 mile recreational Paint Creek Trail, is proud to announce the hiring of Melissa Ford as the Paint Creek Trail’s new manager. Ford’s responsibilities as Trail Manager include overseeing the maintenance of the Trail, managing Trail development projects, grant administration, and leading updates of the Trail’s Recreation Master Plan.

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