Macomb and St. Clair counties are teaming up to create a coastal birding trail DAVID SANDS | THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2021 A young birdwatcher meets some ducks in St. Clair County.   This article is part of Inside Our Outdoors, a series about Southeast Michigan's connected parks, greenways, and trails and how [...]

"Everyone seems to agree on this": Southeast Michigan comes together to plan connected trails system PATRICK DUNN | WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021 Second Wave Michigan Stakeholders have adopted a more regional approach, thinking in terms of projects that build trail connections not just within a single county but across Southeast Michigan. The [...]

Paint Creek Trail introduces upgrades, including new 3-mile connector pathway DAVID SANDS | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021 Metromode Metro Detroit The Paint Creek Trail's new connector path links it up with the Polly Ann Trail. PCTC   This article is part of Inside Our Outdoors, a series about Southeast Michigan's connected parks, [...]

From Lake Michigan To Lake Huron- A Journey On Trails By Shelley R. Spivack Traversing nine counties, 34 cities, towns, and villages, and 16 trails, Michigan’s new Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 is “the crown jewel of a state that leads the nation in non-motorized trails.”1 The first of five [...]

TAKE THE MICHIGAN TRAILS WEEK CHALLENGE To celebrate Michigan Trails Week and honor the trails we love, MTGA has teamed up with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to offer the Michigan Trails Week Challenge 2020! Click on link above to register or look for it on   RUN, HIKE, [...]

STATE POLITICIANS GOT IT RIGHT From Michigan is known for its natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Great Lakes State has more trails than any other in the nation as well as the largest rail-trail system. More than 2,600 miles of old railroad lines have been converted [...]

FROM THE KEEL BY PATRICK DUNN | THURSDAY, MAY 07, 2020 Andrea LaFontaine remembers her surprise in 2011 when she started seeing groups of cyclists coming into Ken's Country Kitchen in Richmond, where she worked at the time. "Keep in mind, Richmond is kind of a rural town. So you're like, 'Where are [...]

Photo via Creative Commons BY ALLISON TORRES BURTKA | THURSDAY, JANUARY 09, 2020 It may be frigid outside, but plenty of Metro Detroiters are still getting out on their local trails frequently. What they may not know is that some trails stretch all the way across the state. Michigan has five Great [...]

Kal-Haven Trail © Chris McGuire Photography. South Haven, MI — On Friday, September 13th at 10:45 a.m. state and local officials will join the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance at the Kal-Haven Trail State Park entrance in a celebration of the opening of the state’s newest and longest destination trail [...]

Old Town, Lansing, MI — Recreational Equipment Incorporated has awarded the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance a $15,000 grant to support the Southeast Michigan Regional Trail Maintenance Collaboration project. Michigan Trails is pleased to announce the next step in its partnership with REI to help build and maintain trails in [...]

Those of you who know me, know that my dream is to see the completion of the Great Lake-To-Lake Trail Route #1 within my lifetime. I would like to ride the entire finished route with my family and friends while I’m still physically able to do so. I have dedicated [...]

Lansing, MI–The Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance is pleased to welcome former State Representative and current Oakland County Parks Commissioner and Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trail Specialist, Andrea LaFontaine to their trails team as their new Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Ambassador. The Trail Ambassador is a position created out of [...]

Lansing, MI — The Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance recently received a $255,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to help turn the vision of a 275-mile long destination trail into reality. Michigan Trails will use the funds to continue working with the managers of 28 trails along [...]

Jackson, MI — Trail managers and advocates from 8 counties and numerous communities along the proposed Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 stretching from South Haven to Port Huron gathered in Jackson yesterday to discuss a plan to jointly manage what will be the state’s first destination trail. The Summit was [...]