Trail News

Venue Change: Paint Creek Trail Ribbon Cutting & Recognition Ceremony

Due to forecasted inclement weather, today’s (Sept. 21) ribbon cutting and recognition ceremony has been moved to the Paint Creek Cider Mill, located at 4480 Orion Rd., Rochester, MI 48306.

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Dutton Parking Lot Closed Tuesday, September 21

The Dutton parking lot will be closed today, September 21st, from 7am until 6pm. Alternate parking locations include the Silverbell or Tienken parking lots or the Paint Creek Cider Mill.

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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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Temporary Trail Closure – August 18, 2021

Please be advised that sections of the trail will be temporarily closed tomorrow, Wednesday, August 18th, for invasive species treatment. The trail will be closed in Lake Orion from the Atwater trailhead to Newton Street and in Rochester Hills from Dutton Road to the Moutrie Pollinator Garden (1/4 mile north of Tienken). Please do not cross the barriers while treatment is in progress. The barriers will be removed once it is safe to travel through the area. Thank you!

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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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Trail Work in Oakland Township on Thursday, March 25, 2021

Please be advised that Thursday, March 25, 2021, crews will be surveying and taking soil borings on the trail just north of the Royal Oak Archers site in Oakland Township. Temporary closures may occur as a result of this work. Please use caution in this area.

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Dutton & Gallagher Parking Lots Closed – Week of August 16, 2020

The Dutton and Gallagher parking lots will be closed later this week (week of 8/16) for resurfacing.

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Construction at Clarkston & Kern Through August

We are anticipating periodic disruptions of pathway traffic on the Paint Creek Trail at Kern and Clarkston Roads through the end of August. The trail will not be closed but there will be an increase in the number of passes that trucks and construction equipment will be making on the trail. Please use caution in this area.

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Construction at Clarkston & Kern Roads – Monday, July 20th

We are anticipating periodic disruptions of pathway traffic on the Paint Creek Trail at Kern and Clarkston Roads today, Monday 7/20. The trail will not be closed but there will be an increase in the number of passes that trucks and construction equipment will be making on the trail. Please use caution in this area.

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