The Trailways Commission sponsors two major events each year – National Trails Day and the Labor Day Bridge Walk.  Other events are in conjunction  with our Friends of the Paint Creek Trail group. The following official Trail events have been scheduled for 2023:

Tour de Trail National Trails Day – Saturday, June 3, 2023
16th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run Monday, September 4, 2023

Tour de Trail benefits our Friends of the Paint Creek Trail group. Tour de Trail is a fun, family-oriented outdoor event on the Paint Creek Trail. Participants include bicyclists, runners, and walkers of all ages. Starting with the cyclists, each group will start their trail journey in waves, and travel from Lake Orion in the direction of Rochester up to their desired distance. Cyclists are required to wear helmets. Upon return to Lake Orion there will be exhibits, fun activities, food and beverages, including beer and soda, available for purchase. The Labor Day Bridge Walk is a walking & running event, open to all ages.  It is a free event, with suggested donations toward various trail improvement projects.

All events are staffed by members of  the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail group.

Group events by various non-profits or organizations require permission to use the trail, and require insurance.  Visit our Group Events page for more information.

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