Annual Green Space Discovery Hike May 5

The Green Space Advisory Board’s Annual Green Space Discovery Hike Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. discover an overlooked natural treasure in Rochester Hills. Enjoy a guided hike along with Clinton River Trail and explore the Harding Green Space and the certified International Monarch Waystation. Information Stations are along the Clinton River Trail. The first fifty people will receive a 10% discount card (good for a year) from Dunham’s Sports. Each hiker will be able to enter … [Read more...]

North Spur Trail Connects Rochester Area to More Neighboring Communities

A ribbon cutting was held at Galloway Lake Park in Pontiac on Thursday, November 16 to celebrate the new North Spur Trail extension of the Clinton River Trail (CRT), a 4.5-mile rail-trail that connects the CRT at Opdyke Road and extends north to Jaycee Park on Walton Boulevard. A culmination of efforts allowed the city of Pontiac to acquire the ‘North Spur’ from Canadian National Railroad. This abandoned rail line will provide a more scenic alternative to the present CRT sidewalk … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Charity Ride Raises $2,500

Second Annual “Cruisin’ for the Trails” Charity Ride Raises $2,500 for Friends of the Clinton River Trail Over 100 riders endured the near 90 degree temperature to participate in the second annual “Cruisin’ for the Trails” fall ride, Saturday, September 23, 2017 to benefit the Clinton River Trail. Hosted by Motor City Brew Tours, and sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company, the event raised $2,500 to be used by the Friends of the Clinton River Trail for trail improvements. The route took … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Fall Charity Bike Ride

Friends of the Clinton River Trail announces a Fall Charity Bike Ride: Crusin’ For the Trails sponsored by Motor City Brew Tours on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The ride will take place on the Clinton River Trail starting at Clubhouse BFD, 2265 Crooks Road, Rochester Hills 48309. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Tickets: $25 online; Day of the Event- $30 (cash only). There will be a charity raffle to WIN a New Belgium FAT TIRE bike. Net proceeds from the bike ride and raffle will support … [Read more...]

Library and Museum Combine Exercise and History on June 29

Rochester Hills Public Library Shares History of Two Prominent Trails The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is offering community members the chance to explore the rich history just outside the library’s doors. To share the stories RHPL collaborated with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to take you on a bicycle ride through time. On June 29, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. join us for a 3.7 mile ride, where you’ll meet ‘the original Forrest Gump’, see the former training site of … [Read more...]

The Rochester Community Runs and Walks for Meals on Wheels

Dash down the Clinton River Trail to support Meals on Wheels on Saturday, June 3 All the proceeds will benefit the Older Persons’ Commission (OPC) Meals on Wheels program, which provides daily meals for homebound senior seven days a week. Supporting the Meals on Wheels program in our community is important due to the overwhelming need for its services. In 2016, OPC’s Nutrition Department prepared over 94,000 home delivered meals for nine different communities in Oakland County. The OPC 5K … [Read more...]

Cruise the Paint Creek Trail with Motor City Brew Tours

Motor City Brew Tours to host 5th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride for Friends of the Paint Creek Trail Motor City Brew Tours will be hosting the 5th Annual Cruisin' for the Trails - Spring Charity Bike Ride to support the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday May 6, 2017. Enjoy a bike ride along the Clinton River Trail and Paint Creek Trail with a special New Belgium Brewing Themed SAG stop (Beer and Donuts) at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. After the ride, there … [Read more...]

Seventh Annual Discovery Hike to Experience Nature in Full Bloom

Rochester Hills Hosts Seventh Annual Discovery Hike The Rochester Hills Green Space Advisory Board (GSAB) will host the Seventh Annual Discovery Hike on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. A free one-hour guided hike scheduled for 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. will showcase the Harding Greenspace along the Clinton River Trail north of Avon Rd. GSAB members, Rochester Hills Youth Council students, and volunteers will host information stations for hikers to learn about plants, animals, … [Read more...]

Giant Paint by Numbers Mural Needs Your Help

Rochester College, Lake Norcentra Park, and Chief Financial Credit Union are excited to announce the painting launch of the Lake Norcentra Park Community Mural. Over the next two months volunteers will help paint and create a 1,800 square foot mural for spring installation on the Clinton River Trail. You are invited to join us this Thursday evening, December 15, from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Department of Public Services for a community forum. The forum will feature Jon … [Read more...]

$2,200 Raised for Friends of the Clinton River Trail

Motor City Brew Tours and New Belgium Brewing Raise $2,200 for Friends of the Clinton River Trail Motor City Brew Tours and New Belgium Brewing held their first annual "Cruisin’ for the Trails" fall ride on the Clinton River Trail on September 10. The event raised $2,200 for trail improvements. Over 100 participants rode about 18 miles from Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills to the Lafayette Market in downtown Pontiac and back. At the Market they were greeted with a free New Belgium beverage … [Read more...]