Category Archives: trail building

Mountain Bike Trail Forum

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be hosting a “Trail Forum” on March 22nd at Tree Tops Resort between 1pm and 5pm

Thunder Bay Trails representatives are planning on attending, let us know if you would like to come along

Click on the links below for more details

MBS Invitation

Mountain Bike Trail Forum Agenda

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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Residents hear update on Alpena-to-Hillman trail

April 2, 2014
Jordan Travis – News Staff Writer The Alpena News

ALPENA – Thunder Bay Trails Association members and others heard about an idea to improve the Department of Natural Resources’ Alpena to Hillman trail Wednesday.

Emily Meyerson, a trails consultant with Top of Michigan Trails Council, talked about the plan and answered questions. The council, along with the DNR, originally had hoped to apply to the Natural Resources Trust Fund to pay for part of the project by Tuesday, but a few issues forced them to hold off for a year.
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Alpena to Receive Grant for Trail Head

December 6, 2013mi_dnr_col_logo
Jordan Travis – News Staff Writer , The Alpena News

ALPENA – The Department of Natural Resources Natural Resources Trust Fund board approved Alpena’s grant application for a trail head on the North Eastern State Trail.

The $350,000 project will build bathrooms, a pavilion, parking areas and bike racks, all near the North Eastern State Trail’s southern terminus at Woodward Avenue, according to site development plans. Matching funds will be provided by several area organizations, including the city through in-kind donations and the Alpena County Youth and Recreation Fund. The $245,000 grant will be matched with $105,000 in local donations.
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Trail expansion in Davison Township portion of plans as officials seek $600,000 in state grant money

davisontrailjpg-47a7e16b495a6ffdDAVISON TOWNSHIP, MI — Township residents will soon have greater access to the Black Creek Trail as the Davison community makes more walkable and scenic sections of the path.

Work is under way on a roughly half-mile stretch connecting the existing 1.6-mile trail that begins behind the Davison Township offices off Irish Road to Jack Abernathy Park in Davison. Work on the trail began in 2009.

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IMBA Flow trail building school

logoThis school is geared towards experienced trail builders who want to learn more about the techniques used to design, construct and maintain Flow Trails. The school will be done in conjunction with an IMBA Flow Trail project in Grand Rapids, Michigan. IMBA Trail Solutions employee, Aaron Rogers (Copper Harbor) will be teaching the school along with another member of Trail Solutions Staff. The school is capped at 20.
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Border to Border Trail Receives $300 K Grant

By Katrease Stafford Ypsilanti Reporter

Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com file photo Katrease Stafford covers Ypsilanti for AnnArbor.com.

Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com file photo
Katrease Stafford covers Ypsilanti for AnnArbor.com.

The city of Ypsilanti has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund grant program to go toward the Border to Border Trail project that will run through the city’s Water Street property.
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Saginaw Moves Forward on 2 Miles of Tri-County Rail Trail

Two miles of the more than 40-mile Tri-County Rail Trail moved forward in Saginaw on Monday as the county’s Parks railand Recreation Commission received approval by the Board of Commissioners to act as lead agency on a $300,000 application.

The grant, through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund, will be used – if approved – to develop a two-mile stretch of trail from Kochville Road in Zilwaukee Township to the Saginaw-Bay County line.
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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.”
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Saginaw County to build first section of tri-county RAIL TRAIL

SAGINAW, MI — A 40-mile loop that would connect nearly 100 total miles of trail passing through Saginaw, Bay and 12390542-largeMidland counties will be two miles closer to a reality if Saginaw County receives a $300,000 state grant it plans to apply for before April 1.

The stretch of trail from Zilwaukee Township to the Saginaw-Bay county line would be the first big piece of the puzzle to be completed, Saginaw County Parks and Recreation Commissioner Director John Schmude told county commissioners Tuesday, March 5.
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City reapplies for trailhead grant

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on March 7, 2013 – 12:10 amalpena-cityhall4

The City of Alpena is reapplying for a grant that would be used to construct a trailhead off Woodward Avenue.

The $350,000 project was turned down for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Grant in 2012.

City engineer Rich Sullenger says a DNR representative has indicated the city’s application would “rank higher” this year, giving it a better shot at securing a $245,000 grant for the project.
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Federal funds to extend Heritage Trail at Sleeping Bear Dunes

The state Transportation Department has received $100,000 in federal fundsimages (1) to extend Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Heritage Trail by nearly five miles.

The funding is part of $12.5 million for 29 projects in 20 states to improve access to national parks, forests and wildlife refuges.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the projects Monday.

The section of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Heritage Trail getting the work connects Glen Arbor north to the Port Oneida Rural Historic District, northwest of Traverse City.
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