Paint Creek Trailways Commission Invites Public to Help with Master Plan

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission recently began work on the 2014-2018 Paint Creek Trail Recreation Master Plan. An invitation is being extended to the public to share thoughts and ideas regarding potential trail improvements.

pct_logo copyIn conjunction with the Paint Creek Trail planning consultant, livingLAB, we are inviting the public to participate in this process – as individuals, citizens, or as representation of trail user groups or organizations. Community participation is crucial, as this vital Master Plan process will help us forecast our current, short term, and long term trail facility needs and conditions.  It will also allow the Paint Creek Trailways Commission to submit grants in the future to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for trail development projects.

The public has two available options to participate.  An online survey is available that will help identify trail use, needs, preferences, potential projects, and satisfaction of trail users.  This 25 question survey should take 6-8 minutes to complete and can be accessed at  The survey will be available until May 31, 2013.

In addition, a Paint Creek Trail Recreation Master Plan Public Input Workshop/Open House will be held on:

  • Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Oakland Township Hall, 4393 Collins Road, Rochester, MI  48306.  All interested parties are invited to attend.

In late summer, the draft report, including survey results, will be presented to the Trailways Commission for discussion and refinement through a public hearing. The 2014-2018 Recreation Master Plan is tentatively scheduled for approval on September 17, 2013

The Paint Creek Trail is Michigan’s first Rail-to-Trail.  The 8.9 mile non-motorized recreational trail traverses through Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Orion Township, and the Village of Lake Orion in Oakland County, Michigan.
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