Petoskey (M-119) to Alanson – Trail to be completed before July 4

ALANSON — A seven-mile trail from M-119 in Bear Creek Township to Alanson is expected to be completed as early as July 4.

After more than 20 years in planning and creation the rail corridor winding in between Round Lake and Crooked Lake will become a 10-foot-wide, paved asphalt trail connecting the Little Traverse Wheelway to Alanson.

“I see this as a neat destination for people who want to take a day trip,” said Emily Meyerson, Top of Michigan Trails Council’s northern Lower Peninsula trailways coordinator. “Pretty much everyone can bike seven miles.”

Meyerson said trail will also potentially funnel more tourists into the smaller northern communities such as nearby Petoskey State Park. More . . .

Brandon Hubbard (231) 439-9374 – bhubbard@petoskeynews.com