Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area

The Great Outdoors  Summer is officially here so grab your gear and head outdoors for a great workout. Exercising outside can increase your motivation and make your workouts more interesting. Research shows spending time outdoors reduces stress and the fresh air releases serotonin in the brain which can put you in a fantastic mood. The scenery can help exercisers from getting bored and outdoor workouts offer more of a full-body workout that can burn more calories. The Rochester area has lots … [Read more...]

The Rochester Community Runs and Walks for Meals

On Saturday, June 4, runners and walkers will take to the starting line at 8:00 a.m. at the Older Person’s Commission (OPC) and travel down the serene Clinton River Trail. The 5K course is flat with only one hill making it the perfect course for any athlete. There is a reduced entry fee for pre-registered participants before June 1: $15 for ages 12 and under and $20 all other participants. Race day entry fee is $25. All pre-registered participants will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Awards will be … [Read more...]

America’s Come Back City Has Become A “Come Bike” City

America's Come Back City Has Become A "Come Bike" City Presented by Todd Scott, Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways Coalition Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. River Crest Hall, 900 West Avon Rd., Rochester Hills CASH BAR and Snacks available     With 200 miles of trails, bike lanes, and bike routes, Detroit has caught up to many major U.S. cities and now we're looking to start leapfrogging them. Todd Scott, Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways … [Read more...]

Hometown Hustle Opens Registration

Online Registration is Now Open for Rochester Community Schools Foundation 11th Annual Hometown Hustle on May 7 The 5K Hometown Hustle, a treasured community tradition and the signature fundraising event for the Rochester Community Schools Foundation, will be held on Saturday, May 7. The eleventh annual event will again bring the community together to celebrate fitness, family time and fundraising for the Foundation. “The Hometown Hustle is a chip-timed 5K race and fun run/walk.  It … [Read more...]

Sewer Line Work Detour Clinton River Trail in Rochester

The City of Rochester selected winter to minimize its impact on trail users. See Detour Map for trail access during construction project. This major infrastructure improvement project will necessitate the temporary closure and approximate one-half mile detour of the Clinton River Trail (CRT) between the popular Letica Trailhead and Mill Street. Trail users will be directed to exit the trail and follow a temporary detour path along Second Street. Read the whole story and see … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Detour in Rochester

Major Sewer Improvement Project Work will begin shortly on the installation of a new 21 inch diameter sewer interceptor line in the City of Rochester. This major infrastructure improvement project will necessitate the temporary closure and approximate one-half mile detour of the Clinton River Trail (CRT) between the popular Letica Trailhead and Mill Street. Trail users will be directed to exit the trail and follow a temporary detour path along Second Street. Installation of the new sewer … [Read more...]

Friends of the Clinton River Trail Open House and Meeting

The public is invited to the Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) open house and general membership meeting 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the Auburn Hills Community Center located in the Auburn Hills Civic Campus, 1827 N. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Trail related displays and light refreshments available at 6:45 p.m. with the meeting starting promptly at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will feature Norm Cox as guest speaker. Norm is president of the Greenways … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Users Have New Rest Stop

Travelers on the Clinton River Trail now have a new place to rest near downtown Rochester thanks to the generous donation of area resident Gelene Pigott. Working through the Friends of the Clinton River Trail’s (FCRT) Memorial Bench Program, Gelene provided the necessary funds for installation of an ADA compliant bench at the Letica Road trailhead overlooking both the trail and the Clinton River. Gelene and her two sons, Troy Pigott and Trent Pigott, are frequent users of the Clinton … [Read more...]

‘Hike the Hills’ with Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Hike the Hills on Saturday, September 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Join Patrick Endres for a guided hike along the Clinton River Trail. Patrick will be discussing the plants, wildlife, and history along the trail. Guests are encouraged to wear hiking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring binoculars. Ages 6 and up are welcome. The hike will begin at Veterans Memorial Pointe, which is located on Livernois Road just south of Avon Road. … [Read more...]

County Planner Instrumental in Acquiring $1 Million in Grants Honored by Clinton River Trail Alliance

A senior planner in the Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs was honored for her role in obtaining nearly $1 million in grant funding to help develop the Clinton River Trail. Kristen Wiltfang, 35, was awarded a certificate of recognition by the Clinton River Trail Alliance for her work obtaining grant funding to map, design and coordinate efforts to develop the 16-mile trail, which runs through five Oakland County communities from Sylvan Lake to Rochester, … [Read more...]