City of Alpena denied grant to build trailhead

December 20, 2012
Steve Schulwitz – News Staff Writer , The Alpena News

ALPENA -A $245,000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Development Grant request by the city that would have been used toward the construction of a trailhead in Alpena has been denied.

Even though the city plans to apply again for next year’s funds, if approved the project will get under way no earlier the 2014. The facility, which would have been built on Woodward Avenue, would have provided a place for snowmobilers, horseback riders, bicyclists and hikers a resting place, as well as a place to park their vehicles and trailers.