Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Online survey available to share your thoughts and ideas for the trail's five-year plan.
The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is updating its five-year Recreation Master Plan and is seeking community input. The Paint Creek Trail, one of the most popular trails in Oakland County, is a year-round destination for walking, biking, running and horseback riding. Local residents are asked to take an online survey to share their thoughts and ideas, according to the City of Rochester Hills web site. The 25-question survey should take six to eight minutes to complete. You can take the survey here. The public is also invited to attend a Recreation Master Plan Public Input Workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. For more information, visit the Paint Creek Trailways Commission. Read more on Patch:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The American Heart Association urges residents to take a walk Wednesday, April 3, as part of its healthy living initiative.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder has called for a 599-mile trail through the state; the Paint Creek Trail would be a part of that project.
A proposed trail from Belle Isle to Wisconsin would travel through Oakland Township and Lake Orion under a plan revealed this week by Gov. Rick Snyder. The trail would be an opportunity to showcase some of the state's "pristine" sceneries, Snyder said, according to a report Thursday in the Detroit Free Press. A map produced by the newspaper shows the proposed trail encompassing the 8.9-mile Paint Creek Trail, which stretches from Rochester Municipal Park to the Village of Lake Orion. It would also encompass the Paint Creek to Polly Ann Trail Connector in Lake Orion and the Metro Parkway Trail. The continuous trail will require the creation of more than 250 miles of trail connectors in the state. Snyder's proposal was part of an address…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Have you seen the new tool station at the Paint Creek Cider Mill?
A new fix-it station along the Paint Creek Trail will allow bikers to inflate their tires and make other adjustments to their bikes. It's the trail's first gift from the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting the use, maintenance and improvements of the Paint Creek Trail. The Friends group was inspired to purchase and install the station after seeing similar stations at Rochester Municipal Park and also along the Clinton River Trail. Those stations were donated by local resident and cycling enthusiast Ryan Katulic. “We are so fortunate to have great trails, pathways, and cycling opportunities in the area," said Trail Manager Kristen Myers. "Ryan Katulic and the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Orion and Oakland Township has miles of mountain bike trails for residents to enjoy while the autumn leaves change to breathtaking streaks of gold, orange, red and yellow.
With fall arriving and the temperature dropping every day, it becomes tempting to staying inside and cuddle up on the couch rather than venture out into the chilly autumn winds. But with the beautiful scenery Orion and Oakland Township surrounds us with, why not take advantage? Orion and Oakland Township has miles of mountain bike trails for residents to enjoy while the autumn leaves change to breathtaking streaks of gold, orange, red and yellow. The average peak color for the Orion-Oakland Township region is from late September to mid-October. So where should Orion and Oakland Township residents go to enjoy the brisk autumn air and the amazing trail scenery? For an online trail map of Stony Creek please visit here Because it’s finally …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The trail will be 'severed' for four weeks for bridge repair work between Tienken and Dutton in Rochester Hills.
Before you head out to walk, bike or run between Rochester and Lake Orion, know that you might need to plan an alternate path. Part of the Paint Creek Trail will be closed to through-traffic for four weeks starting Tuesday. The City of Rochester Hills will be making repairs to the three bridges between Tienken and Dutton Roads. Because the trail will be "severed," there is no detour for those who run or bike or walk on the trail — you will not be able to get through the work area. The Trail will be severed for a total of four weeks and be closed to through-traffic. Please plan your trip accordingly. You will not be able get through the work area. The Paint Creek Trail is 8.9 miles long. It travels from south of Ludlow Street in Rochester, …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A geophysical survey of the rock structure below the Paint Creek Trail will be conducted Thursday night.
The Paint Creek Trail will be shaking Thursday night! This is not a test, nor is it an earthquake. It's a geophysical survey of the bedrock 45,000 feet below the trail, using a vibrating disc attached to a 12,000-pound piece of equipment. The goal of the survey is to create a map of the rock below the trail using two-dimensional sonar imagery. Residents living along the trail will not feel any vibrations or have their homes shake—the vibrations can only be felt a few feet away from the disc according to West Bay Geophysical Director of Operations Jim Bowser. "We'll be out on the trail at night with lights; nearby residents will hear the industrial engine and most likely the humming of the vibrator," Bowser said. West Bay is going door-to-…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Plans call for a path connecting where the trail currently ends at Atwater Street to downtown Lake Orion.
On Tuesday night the Lake Orion Village Council approved moving forward with an agreement between the Village of Lake Orion and Lake Orion Lumber Company, which would allow a Paint Creek Trail path extension to be built. Over a year ago the Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority (DDA) started looking at ways to extend the Paint Creek Trail into downtown Lake Orion and found the best way to go about the task was to install a new crosswalk across Atwater Street and create a pathway through Lake Orion Lumber's property. Though the council approved the DDA moving forward with the project at Tuesday's meeting at Village Hall, Lake Orion Lumber still has to sign an agreement with the village before the DDA can proceed with creating the …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
If you register for the Crawl by Saturday you will save $5 and get a T-shirt.
The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are gearing up for its 2nd Annual Paint Creek Crawl set for May 12. People 16 years of age and older can hop on their bicycles from 9 a.m.-noon, and join in the fun of this scavenger hunt-style game. Participants ride through the business districts in Lake Orion and Rochester collecting 10 stamps at stamping stations along the route to be entered in a prize drawing. The grand prize this year is a $500 gift certificate to Rochester Bike Shop, with many other prizes from local businesses available as well. The 20-mile round trip ride kicks off at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. Last year about 100 bikers participated in the event raising over $2,500 for the trail. Proceeds benefit future enhancements, such as…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Oakland Township Board of Trustees had a packed agenda at Tuesday night's meeting.
A new bridge near the Paint Creek Trail and better water flow at the mill race were highlights of Tuesday's Oakland Township Board of Trustees meeting. The board voted in favor of hiring Wade Trim, a civil engineering firm, to analyze the mill race flow situation and come up with possible solutions to get water flowing properly again. Jason Kenyon of Wade Trim delivered a presentation at the meeting at Township Hall, saying that the firm would examine possibilities for re-energizing the mill race by collecting data and evaluating the hydraulics and impact of the Paint Creek Dam removal. Residents living along the mill race, along with a few others, pushed the board to give Wade Trim its approval and stressed the importance of getting flow…