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Tour Alpena County’s MTB Trails Fund Raiser

Rail Trail Bridge Pano

Saturday July 23rd 2016 at 8am Ride all the single track in Alpena County starting at Rockport ~ Norway Ridge Pathway ~ Chippewa Hills Pathway

The day would begin at 8am at Rockport State Rec Area doing one 7 mile loop around the quarry, then jumping in your vehicle and driving to Norway Ridge Pathway where you would do an lap approx. 7 miles then back into your vehicle on to Chippewa Hills Pathway for a lap of 7 to 10 miles.
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DEQ announces Water Trail Grants

For More Information:

Ronda Wuycheck, 517-284-5040, wuycheckr@michigan.govWater-Trails-Map_DEQ
Brian Sweeney, 517-284-5047,

The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes today announced $342,141 in Coastal Zone Management grants awarded to 10 coastal communities, nonprofit organizations and universities for projects that comprehensively plan for local, regional or statewide coastal water trails along the Great Lakes. These grants enhance public access to coastal areas; encourage stewardship of coastal, cultural and historic resources; increase accessibility for all users; support local and regional waterfront redevelopment plans and facilitate water trail development within Michigan and among its neighboring states.
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Photos from the 2013 Hey Cancer ! Take A Hike !

Trail Projects Win Big with the Natural Resources Trust Fund Today!

A total of $4,810,000 in trail development was approved at the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund board meeting along with $120,000 in acquisition dollars for the North Bank Trail a total of almost $5 million.

Among the winners today for trail development were:

Gov. Snyder Proposes 599- mile trail to show off Michigan

A 599-mile trail stretching from Detroit’s Belle Isle to Wisconsin — connecting existing trails and meandering through the middle part of the Michigan mitten and across its Upper Peninsula — would showcase some of the state’s most breathtaking vistas to hikers, snowmobilers and countless other off-road enthusiasts, according to a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder.

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First Michigan Trails Week Recap

From Maia Stephens, Recreation Programmer at the Michigan DNR–

The first Michigan Trails Week, held September 23-29, was designed to highlight both summer season trail use, and promote opportunities for winter trail use. It was a collaboration with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Recreation and Park Association and the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, and ended on National Public Lands Day in an effort to promote stewardship of Michigan’s amazing trail network.

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