Policies & Docs


Looking for Trail policies and documents?  You’ve come to the right place!  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access the files.

Paint Creek Trail Intergovernmental Agreement

  • Established the Paint Creek Trailways Commission as an inter-governmental agency, and provides the “by-laws” for governance.

Paint Creek Trailways Written Public Summary of FOIA Procedures and Guidelines

  • Summary and FAQ on FOIA requests

Paint Creek Trailways FOIA Policy and Procedure

  • Details FOIA Policy and Procedures

Temporary Use Permit Guidelines and Application

  • Instructions and application to use the trail for a special group event or fundraiser.

Application for Limited Use Permit for Private Access to the Paint Creek Trail

  • Instructions and application to request private access to the Paint Creek Trail.

Paint Creek Trail Electric Bicycle Use Policy

  • Policy regarding the use of Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 Electric Bicycles on the Paint Creek Trail.

Paint Creek Trail Bench Donation Policy

  • Details specifications and policy regarding bench donations, and to enable donations to be made in a manner consistent with the Mission Statement of the Paint Creek Trailways Commission

Paint Creek Trail Commercial Use Policy and Application

  • Instructions and application to use the trail for commercial advertising/filming

Geocaching Guidelines Policy

  •  Instructions and guidelines for placing a cache on trail property

Paint Creek Trail Personal Electric Mobility Devices Policy

  • Policy regarding the use of personal electric mobility devices such as minibikes, ATVs, Segways, Hoverboards, or other similar motorized devices.

Paint Creek Trail Other Powered Driven Mobility Devices Policy

  • Policy that details definitions and specifications for mobility devices allowed on the trail.

Paint Creek Trail Property Encroachment Policy

  • Policy regarding encroachment in the trail Right-Of-Way.  Questions regarding property lines should be addressed to [email protected]

Paint Creek Trail Commission Vandalism Reward Program

  • Policy for rewarding reports of Vandalism/Assaultive Behavior which result in a conviction or guilty plea in some form of court judgement.

2014-2018 Paint Creek Trail Recreation Master Plan

  • The Master Plan details past, present and future projects for the Paint Creek Trail.  It allows the Paint Creek Trailways Commission to apply for funding through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The Table of Contents is linked to each section of the Master Plan to help you with navigation.
  • 2014-2018 Capital Improvement Schedule – This is an excerpt from the Recreation Master Plan, detailing the planned schedules for various improvements.
  • 2014-2018 Paint Creek Trail Action Program – This is an excerpt from the Recreation Master Plan that identifies and describes 10 main issues that address our Goals & Objectives.


Paint Creek Trail Educational Pathway Project

  • The Paint Creek Trailways Commission has approved a concept design for an Educational side path project north of Tienken.  This path will be surfaced with finely crushed asphalt that is being removed on Tienken Road as part of the Tienken Road resurfacing project and will be 5-6 feet wide.  Native plant gardens will be placed along the 1/4 mile path, and a few educational displays will be designed and installed.  To view the conceptual design, you can download it here: Educational Pathway Concept Design


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