|The Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee Trail provides 42 |
miles of hiking and cycling opportunities through three counties.
The highly anticipated pedestrian and bike trail runs from the city of Owosso (Shiawassee County) to the city of Ionia (Ionia County), where it connects to other trails to form a 125-mile regional trail system.
This trail project spans three counties and will provide opportunities for communities to connect their local trails and businesses to the State Trail Network. The construction included repair and replacement of several trestle bridges, asphalt paving within the towns and compacted limestone surfacing between the towns. The DNR will finish the last few features such as edge restoration in spring, when the weather is more conducive to construction.
|Improvements to the Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia |
Shiawassee Trail include asphalt paving
between towns, as shown here.
Formerly belonging to the Central Michigan Railroad, the rail corridor was purchased in July 2007 by the Michigan Department of Transportation and the DNR with funds from the Federal Transportation Enhancement Program and Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund.
An official grand opening celebration will be held by the Mid-West Michigan Trail Authority, Friends of the Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail and other partners in spring 2015. The DNR will announce details about the grand opening via press release and email subscription. Visit www.michigan.gov/dnr to sign up for email updates.