Controlled Burn on Trail May 14, 2021

Please be advised that controlled burns will be held along the Paint Creek Trail today. The purpose of the burns is to stimulate the prairie and oak savanna plant communities along the trail while discouraging invasive plants such as buckthorn, autumn olive, and multiflora rose.   The burn will begin around 10:30 or 11 am at the first burn unit between Silverbell Rd and Dutton Rd, and will move to the Paint Creek Heritage Area – Wet Prairie just north of Silverbell Rd when that burn is complete.   Please use caution if you are planning on visiting these areas.

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Paint Creek and Polly Ann Trails Selected as Sites for Detroit Institute of Art’s 2021 Inside|Out Program

PAINT CREEK AND POLLY ANN TRAILS SELECTED AS SITES FOR DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ART’S 2021 INSIDE│OUT PROGRAM Eight Art Reproductions will be on Display on the Trails from May through October  Orion Township, Michigan: The Paint Creek Trail and the Polly Ann Trail will host the Detroit Institute of Art’s popular Inside|Out program this year. This innovative program delivers and installs high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. Both recreational trails, which are located in northern Oakland County, are two of twenty-four communities and organizations selected for the program’s 2021 season.  “Inside|Out…

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Play Paint Creek Trail Bridge Bingo!

Paint Creek Trail Bridge  Due to COVID-19, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission will not be holding its annual Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run this year. Instead, the Trailways Commission will be hosting an interactive family-friendly “Bridge Bingo” game during the week preceding Labor Day. To participate and download your bingo card, visit All completed entries which meet the contest rules will receive a complimentary Paint Creek Trail bike bell (while supplies last)!  

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Planting Completed at New Pollinator Garden on the Paint Creek Trail

PLANTING COMPLETED AT NEW POLLINATOR GARDEN ON THE PAINT CREEK TRAIL Garden Honors Late Paint Creek Trail Bike Patroller David Moutrie Rochester Hills, Michigan: The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail in conjunction with the Paint Creek Trailways Commission recently installed a new pollinator garden along the Paint Creek Trail. The new garden is located approximately ¼ mile north of Tienken Road in Rochester Hills. Named in honor of the late David Moutrie, a teacher, environmentalist, and active supporter of the Paint Creek Trail, the garden is a fitting tribute to a man known by many as the “Trail Ambassador”.…

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