Paint Creek Trail Hosts 14th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is organizing the 14th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 6, at the Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion. This event is part of the Labor Day Community Walks that are held throughout the state in conjunction with the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk.  Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run Two options are being offered to participants – a 1 mile family-friendly walk or a 5k round-trip walk or run on the Paint Creek … [Read more...]

Moutrie Pollinator Garden Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Local residents and trail goers may join the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail and the Paint Creek Trailways Commission at the garden on Monday, June 28, at 4:00 p.m. to officially acknowledge the completion of this new pollinator garden in Rochester Hills along the Trail ¼ mile north of Tienken. The garden is approximately 1,100 square feet, includes a walking path, and features over 150 perennials in more than 20 varieties in support of pollinators … bees, birds, and butterflies. A few … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills City Councilman David Walker Announces Re-election Bid

On the heels of his first term as a Rochester Hills City Councilman, David Walker has announced he’s seeking re-election. “I’m a big fan of getting involved and volunteering in the community you live in and the Rochester Hills City Council is an elevated position to get that done,” Walker said. “I’m passionate about preserving the future of Rochester Hills and I also want to inspire others to serve.” Walker, who has lived in Rochester Hills for more than 30 years, is married to his … [Read more...]

Have You Seen the New Pollinator Garden on the Paint Creek Trail?

Garden Honors Late Paint Creek Trail Bike Patroller David Moutrie The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail in conjunction with the Paint Creek Trailways Commission recently installed a new pollinator garden along the Paint Creek Trail. The new garden is located approximately ¼ mile north of Tienken Road in Rochester Hills. Named in honor of the late David Moutrie, a teacher, environmentalist, and active supporter of the Paint Creek Trail, the garden is a fitting tribute to a man known by … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail Seeks Input for Master Plan

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Invites Public to Help With Master Plan The Paint Creek Trailways Commission recently began work on its 2020-2024 Paint Creek Trail Recreation Master Plan. An invitation is being extended to the public to share thoughts and ideas regarding potential trail improvements. In conjunction with the Paint Creek Trail planning consultant, Giffels Webster, we are inviting the public to participate in this process - as individuals, citizens, or as representation of … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Receives $408,000 Grant

Community Foundation Awarded $408,000 Grant from Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to Benefit Paint Creek Trailways Commission The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester has been awarded a $408,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for the benefit of the Paint Creek Trailways Commission. This grant will be used to fund two major projects on the Paint Creek Trail, a popular 8.9 mile regional rail trail and key link in Oakland County’s Oak Routes and Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Trails Day on the Paint Creek Trail

On Saturday, June 1, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission will celebrate its 21st Annual National Trails Day with free family-friendly events in downtown Lake Orion. According to the American Hiking Society, “National Trails Day is the only nationally coordinated event designed to unite all muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting more people to trails. Every trail beckons adventure and has a story to share with any person willing to discover it, and the American Hiking … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail Hires New Trail Manager

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission, an intergovernmental agency that owns and operates the 8.9 mile recreational Paint Creek Trail, is proud to announce the hiring of Melissa Ford as the Paint Creek Trail’s new manager. Ford’s responsibilities as Trail Manager include overseeing the maintenance of the Trail, managing Trail development projects, grant administration, and leading updates of the Trail’s Recreation Master Plan. Ford replaces Kristen Myers, who served as the Trail’s manager … [Read more...]

Accessibility Workshop for Proposed Recreation Improvements in Oakland Township

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation is presenting an Accessibility Workshop to receive comments and input from the general public and disability advocates on two Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant applications. The Accessibility Workshop will be held Monday, September 10, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4480 Orion Road, Rochester, Michigan, 48306. Project engineers will be present to discuss the projects and answer any questions regarding the designs. “We would … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run

Have any Labor Day plans this year? The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is offering all community members a fun way to participate in a Labor Day Walk and Run on the Paint Creek Trail. It's time for the 13th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 3, at the Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion. It is a free community event, with a suggested donation of $5.00 per family for Paint Creek Trail improvements. Last year, over $1,400 was … [Read more...]