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Michigan Trails Week is a great opportunity for communities from across Michigan to come together to celebrate the wonderful and expansive trails system in The Trails State. Here are a few of the events planned across the state for Trails Week, which is officially Sept. 22-29, 2018. If you know of a community-wide Trails Week event, let us know at donnellyd@michigan.gov
 
  • The Polly Ann Trail – which is part of the Iron Belle Trail in Oakland County – will get a jump on Trails Week with a “Ride the DIA” event Sunday, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. in Oxford. There will be 11 pieces of art from the Detroit Institute of Art’s Inside/Out program along the trail. The ride will start at Joslyn Rd. in Orion Township and end at Addison Township. There are two planned routes, with the pieces of art being showcased along the ride. Representatives from the DIA will be on the rides to explain the art and the program.
     
  • The Iosco Exploration Trail will hold a groundbreaking celebration Tuesday, Sept. 25 for a new trail being built in Plainfield Township, near Hale, which is on the Iron Belle Trail.
     
  • The EPIC Mountain Bike group will host a Family and Kids Group Ride Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at Sleepy Hollow State Park to mark trails week. There will be a cookout with family activities after the 10-mile ride. This is a group ride for anyone who is interested regardless of experience or skill level.
     
  • A ribbon-cutting will be held Thursday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. to open the newest section of the Flint River Trail and Iron Belle Trail in Genesee County. This section of non-motorized trail winds through the woods along the south shore of Mott Lake, from the Genesee County Parks Administrative office on Genesee Road to Vassar Road.
     
  • The Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance’s will host a Legislative Day and Trails Awards Ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Capitol Rotunda in Lansing.
     
  • The Calhoun County Trailway Alliance, in partnership with the Chief Noonday Chapter of the North Country Trail, is planning a groundbreaking for a trail accessibility project on Saturday, Sept. 29.
     
  • The start of Trails Week on Saturday, Sept. 22 is also North Country National Scenic Trail Day. Multiple group walks, hikes and gatherings are planned across hundreds of miles of Michigan's Lower Peninsula that is on the North Country National Scenic Trail and the Iron Belle Trail.