Iron Belle Trail Fund Campaign

The Iron Belle Trail Fund Campaign is a major fund-raising effort to create a seamless, 2,000-mile trail – with two distinct routes, one for bicycling and one for hiking – that connects Michigan from Belle Isle in Detroit to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula. The fund campaign aims to raise $135 million in private funds to support the work necessary to finish the trail, which currently is 70 percent completed.

Board of Directors

  • Peaches McCahill - The McCahill Group (Chair)
  • Tom Bailey - Little Traverse Conservancy
  • Larry Brinker, Jr.  -  Brinker Group
  • Julie Clark, T.A.R.T. Trails
  • Glen Chown - Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
  • Amy Ghannam - Michigan Fitness Foundation
  • Jeff Hardcastle - Hardwood Solutions Inc.
  • Robert L. Hughes -  Advantage Benefits Group
  • Chris MacInnes - Crystal Mountain
  • Peter Remington - The Remington Group
  • Craig Sharp, Merrill Lynch

Key Staff

  • Steve DeBrabander - Executive Director
  • Peter Remington - Fundraising Team
  • Justin Remington - Fundraising Team
  • Kate Cahill - Fundraising Team
  • Madeline Wyatt - Fundraising Team

For more information

Interested in partnering with the campaign to support the Iron Belle Trail? Contact the campaign’s executive director, Steve DeBrabander, at 517-285-4096 or