Trail News

Paint Creek Dam – Emergency Repairs – August 18, 2017

MDOT and Village of Lake Orion are performing emergency repairs to the Paint Creek dam under the M-24 bridge INSPECTION START DATE: Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 9 a.m. REPAIRS START DATE: Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 9 a.m. REPAIRS COMPLETED: Mid-Late Sept. 2017 EMERGENCY REPAIRS: Out of an abundance of caution, the Michigan Department of Transportation and Village of Lake Orion are performing emergency repairs to the dam under M-24 (Broadway Street). Beginning at 9 a.m. today, complete and detailed underwater inspections will be performed to the M-24 bridge and Paint Creek Dam. Repairs will begin Saturday morning with the installation of …

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Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

The 12th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run will be held on Monday, September 4, 2017. More information can be found on our Labor Day Bridge Walk page under “events”.

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Trail Conditions – June 6, 2017

Trail Conditions Report:  Surface in great condition; we’ve been busy filling “chipmunk” holes. Great day for the trail!

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Trail Conditions – May 1, 2017

The Trail is very muddy, with some ponding in locations. We recommend waiting for a drier day, as it is not conducive to cycling or running.

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Trail Conditions – January 13, 2017

Trail Condition Update: A trail  user ran from the Duck Pond in Rochester to just past Dutton in Oakland Township this morning and the trail is about 60% covered in ICE. It was not crazy slippery but, rough and thick ice. There was a down tree crossing the trail just before Dutton. The runners tried moving it but was only able to angle it to not cover the whole trail. Rochester Hills has been advised of the down tree.

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Trail Construction Update – September 28, 2016

The Trail is now completely open.  However, crews and heavy equipment are still on site between Silver Bell and Gallagher working on a streambank stabilization project.  Trail access is maintained, but please use caution while in the area.

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Trail Closure – Monday, September 26, 2016

Trail Closure Update: The Trail will be temporarily closed today, (Monday, September 26) between the Royal Oak Archery and Clarkston Road in Oakland Township (between mile markers 37.4 and 38.6). There is no detour. Contractors with heavy equipment will be onsite stabilizing the streambank next to the trail.

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Trail Closure – Monday, September 26, 2016

Trail Closure Update: The Trail will tentatively be temporarily closed on Monday, September 26 between the Royal Oak Archery and Clarkston Road in Oakland Township (between mile markers 37.4 and 38.6). There is no detour. Contractors with heavy equipment will be onsite stabilizing the streambank next to the trail. Please check our page again for updates.

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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

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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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