Clinton River Trail to See Major Improvements

Clinton River Trail in Pontiac just west of Bagley Street In partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) is excited to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan’s Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Trails Maintenance Fund. This grant will be combined with matching funds from the City of Pontiac, City of Sylvan Lake, FCRT, Pontiac Funders Collaborative, and other private sources for a total … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary

Dan Kiefer, the visionary for the 16-mile Clinton River Trail (CRT), celebrated the CRT's 15th anniversary with Friends of the Clinton River Trail board member Judy Gordon and chair Melinda Hill at a party May 22 at the River Crest in Rochester Hills. A standing-room only audience heard keynote speaker Dennis Pace share ways the trail can bolster tourism and business development. Student radio station WAHS 89.5FM provided the music mix for the evening. Parks and Recreation administrators … [Read more...]

Community Invited To Look Back, and Forward, at the Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary Celebration

Fans and friends of the 16-mile Clinton River Trail will toast its 15th anniversary Wednesday, May 22 at a free community party starting at 7:00 p.m. at the River Crest Banquet Center, 900 W. Avon Road in Rochester Hills. Complimentary refreshments, prizes and a cash bar will be available. Attendees will be able to meet two very special guests: Dan Kiefer, visionary founder of the Clinton River Trail who now resides in Pennsylvania; and Dennis Pace, former Board Chair of the Michigan … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Celebrates 15 Years

Seventh Annual “Cruisin’ for the Trails” Charity Ride Raises $2,500 for the Clinton River Trail’s 15th Anniversary May 4 was a great day for a bike ride with 200 riders participating in the seventh annual “Cruisin’ for the Trails” event to benefit the Clinton River Trail, celebrating its 15th anniversary. Hosted and sponsored by Motor City Brew Tours, the event raised $2,500 to be used by the Friends of the Clinton River Trail for trail improvements. The route took riders about nine miles along … [Read more...]

Attracting Nature’s Jewels: Hummingbirds

Saturday, April 13, at Wild Birds Unlimited In Pontiac next to the Clinton River Trail Wild Birds Unlimited and Goldner Walsh Garden & Home in Pontiac will help celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the nearby Clinton River Trail at a special presentation Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m. on “Attracting Nature’s Jewels.” This free event, conducted by LuAnn Linker and Tim Travis, will provide proven tips on attracting Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and other colorful songbirds to spending spring and … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Anniversary Winter Meet Up

Warm up at Winter Walk, Shoe, or Ski on Sunday, February 17, on the Clinton River Trail Whatever the weather, attendees can walk, snowshoe, or cross-country ski every day from dawn to dusk this winter on the Clinton River Trail. Friends of the Clinton River are hosting the 15th Anniversary Winter Walk, Shoe or Ski meet-up Sunday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Letica Trail Head near downtown Rochester. This casual outing will proceed west and is ideal for participants of all ages – … [Read more...]

Running Guru Kevin Hanson Helps Kick Off Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary

Kevin Hanson, co-owner of Hansons Running Shop and co-founder of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, will help kick off the 15th Anniversary of the Clinton River Trail at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, at the Rochester Hills Museum at the Van Hoosen Farm. The museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road in Rochester Hills. Everyone is invited to this complimentary annual membership meeting of the Friends of the Clinton River Trail. Light refreshments will be provided including complimentary … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The scenic Clinton River Trail, spanning 16 miles through the five communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Pontiac and Sylvan Lake in Oakland County, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2019 with a year-long calendar of programs and events for all ages. Volunteers with Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) are encouraging hikers, bikers, walkers, birders, canoeists, kayakers plus fishermen and women to take to the trail and enjoy the area history, many sights, … [Read more...]

Being an Engaged Member of the Trails Community

Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) invite you to an Open House featuring guest speaker Bob Wilson, Executive Director, Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance (MTGA), on Tuesday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m., River Crest Hall, 900 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills. From his experience in state government as a trails advocate and policymaker, helping improve legislation like the Michigan Trailways Act, to his decades of experience as a trails educator, Bob Wilson clearly has a passion for … [Read more...]

Hometown Hustle 5K Fun Run May 12

Online Registration is OPEN for Rochester Community Schools Foundation 13th Annual Hometown Hustle on May 12 The Rochester Community Schools Foundation Hometown Hustle, a 5K fun run/walk presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 8:30–11:00 a.m. The race will start and end at Chief Financial, 200 Diversion St., Rochester Hills. Register Now. The 13th annual event is a treasured tradition that celebrates fitness and family time. “The Hometown … [Read more...]