Paint Creek Trail to Host Ribbon Cutting and Recognition Ceremony

PAINT CREEK TRAIL TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY Ceremony planned for September 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. on the Paint Creek Trail Oakland Township, Michigan: Join the Paint Creek Trailways Commission on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. on the Paint Creek Trail to celebrate the opening of Bridge 33.7 and the 2019 trail resurfacing along with a Recognition Ceremony for several past Trailways Commissioners. Bridge 33.7, a 95-year-old timber pedestrian bridge located on the trail between Dutton and Silverbell Roads, was completely replaced during the summer of 2019. The design of the new seventy-five-foot keystone-style steel truss bridge…

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Paint Creek Trail Hosts 14th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run

PAINT CREEK TRAIL HOSTS 14TH ANNUAL LABOR DAY BRIDGE WALK & RUN Family-Friendly Event to be Held Monday, September 6, 2021 Looking for a fun local event on Labor Day this year? The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is offering all community members a chance to participate in a Labor Day Walk and Run right in their own backyard. The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is organizing the 14th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 6th, 2021, at the Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion. This event is part of the Labor Day Community Walks…

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Paint Creek Trail Receives Iron Belle Trail Grant!

Paint Creek Trail Receives Iron Belle Trail Grant!   DNR awards $515,000 in local funding for projects along Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail Nearly 30 projects spread across 18 different counties will share $515,000 in local funding to push forward trail enhancement projects and connections along Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail. In an effort to leverage funding to advance progress toward completion of this statewide trail, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has awarded $515,000 in local funding to 28 communities to help develop and enhance it. Funded projects were eligible to receive up to $30,000 for trail enhancement projects including feasibility…

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2018 Trail Closure & Construction Alert

Paint Creek Trail is scheduled for two major construction projects in 2018. Bridge 33.7, which is located on the trail between Dutton and Silver Bell Roads, is scheduled to be replaced.  This $750,000 project, which is being funded by a $300,0000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, a $300,000 Federal Transportation Alternatives Program grant, and a $150,000 cash match from Oakland Township Parks and Recreation, is scheduled to start in late Spring or early Summer 2018.  The Paint Creek Trail will be completely closed to thru traffic for 60-90 days.  Unfortunately, there is no detour.  You will be able to use…

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Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run – Monday, September 4, 2017

Our 12th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run will be on Monday, September 4, 2017. Choose a 2 mile round trip walk or a 10K round trip walk/run on the Paint Creek Trail.  This is a free event, with a suggested donation of $5 per family for the Bike Lids for Kids Program. Where:  Rochester Municipal Park – Kiwanis Pavilion (Pavilion is near the Children’s Playground on the southeast side of the park). Participants will start at the Pavilion and walk 100 feet to the Paint Creek Trail. Need directions? You can use the following address if you need to map your route: 400 Sixth…

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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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