HWPI offers update on Border-to-Border Trail System


The Huron-Waterloo Pathways Initiative, created to help facilitate the development of non-motorized recreational pathways, linking them to a growing network of Michigan trails, recently announced an update on the Border-to-Border Trail System.

Construction of the M52 Phase 1 trail segment will continue steadily over the next 10 to 12 weeks. All of the seasonal grading restrictions around waterways have now passed. The recently completed retaining wall number six gives a glimpse of the look and feel of the trail to come.

This is the largest retaining wall on this trail segment, and sits just south of the Green Lake Campground entrance. The remaining five retaining walls will be completed over the course of the summer.

Work has also begun on the second of the two large boardwalks on this trail segment. The largest boardwalk, located just south of retaining wall number six, is nearing completion.

The completed B2B will feature The Huron River Greenway with eight themed bridges spanning the Huron River between Ann Arbor and Dexter, and The Huron Waterloo Loop, a continuous 44-mile pathway passing through the Waterloo and Pinckney State Recreational Areas and including a portion of the existing Lakelands Trail.

By connecting and showcasing our communities, the HWPI hopes to encourage healthy and active lifestyles, while also promoting economic development.

Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative (HWPI) volunteers are working with the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s (WCPARC) Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) team, the Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC), and other state and local government agencies to develop new non-motorized trail segments. With the support of the entire community, these trail segments will ultimately complete the B2B throughout Washtenaw County and beyond. The B2B is part of the Michigan Iron Belle Trail, a state-wide trail system. Check back often for trail project updates!

For more information, http://huron-waterloo-pathways.org/

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