Clinton River Trail Anniversary Winter Meet Up

Warm up at Winter Walk, Shoe, or Ski on Sunday, February 17, on the Clinton River Trail Whatever the weather, attendees can walk, snowshoe, or cross-country ski every day from dawn to dusk this winter on the Clinton River Trail. Friends of the Clinton River are hosting the 15th Anniversary Winter Walk, Shoe or Ski meet-up Sunday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Letica Trail Head near downtown Rochester. This casual outing will proceed west and is ideal for participants of all ages – … [Read more...]

Running Guru Kevin Hanson Helps Kick Off Clinton River Trail 15th Anniversary

Kevin Hanson, co-owner of Hansons Running Shop and co-founder of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, will help kick off the 15th Anniversary of the Clinton River Trail at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, at the Rochester Hills Museum at the Van Hoosen Farm. The museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road in Rochester Hills. Everyone is invited to this complimentary annual membership meeting of the Friends of the Clinton River Trail. Light refreshments will be provided including complimentary … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The scenic Clinton River Trail, spanning 16 miles through the five communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Pontiac and Sylvan Lake in Oakland County, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2019 with a year-long calendar of programs and events for all ages. Volunteers with Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) are encouraging hikers, bikers, walkers, birders, canoeists, kayakers plus fishermen and women to take to the trail and enjoy the area history, many sights, … [Read more...]

Being an Engaged Member of the Trails Community

Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) invite you to an Open House featuring guest speaker Bob Wilson, Executive Director, Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance (MTGA), on Tuesday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m., River Crest Hall, 900 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills. From his experience in state government as a trails advocate and policymaker, helping improve legislation like the Michigan Trailways Act, to his decades of experience as a trails educator, Bob Wilson clearly has a passion for … [Read more...]

Hometown Hustle 5K Fun Run May 12

Online Registration is OPEN for Rochester Community Schools Foundation 13th Annual Hometown Hustle on May 12 The Rochester Community Schools Foundation Hometown Hustle, a 5K fun run/walk presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 8:30–11:00 a.m. The race will start and end at Chief Financial, 200 Diversion St., Rochester Hills. Register Now. The 13th annual event is a treasured tradition that celebrates fitness and family time. “The Hometown … [Read more...]

Annual Green Space Discovery Hike May 5

The Green Space Advisory Board’s Annual Green Space Discovery Hike Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. discover an overlooked natural treasure in Rochester Hills. Enjoy a guided hike along with Clinton River Trail and explore the Harding Green Space and the certified International Monarch Waystation. Information Stations are along the Clinton River Trail. The first fifty people will receive a 10% discount card (good for a year) from Dunham’s Sports. Each hiker will be able to enter … [Read more...]

North Spur Trail Connects Rochester Area to More Neighboring Communities

A ribbon cutting was held at Galloway Lake Park in Pontiac on Thursday, November 16 to celebrate the new North Spur Trail extension of the Clinton River Trail (CRT), a 4.5-mile rail-trail that connects the CRT at Opdyke Road and extends north to Jaycee Park on Walton Boulevard. A culmination of efforts allowed the city of Pontiac to acquire the ‘North Spur’ from Canadian National Railroad. This abandoned rail line will provide a more scenic alternative to the present CRT sidewalk … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Charity Ride Raises $2,500

Second Annual “Cruisin’ for the Trails” Charity Ride Raises $2,500 for Friends of the Clinton River Trail Over 100 riders endured the near 90 degree temperature to participate in the second annual “Cruisin’ for the Trails” fall ride, Saturday, September 23, 2017 to benefit the Clinton River Trail. Hosted by Motor City Brew Tours, and sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company, the event raised $2,500 to be used by the Friends of the Clinton River Trail for trail improvements. The route took … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Fall Charity Bike Ride

Friends of the Clinton River Trail announces a Fall Charity Bike Ride: Crusin’ For the Trails sponsored by Motor City Brew Tours on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The ride will take place on the Clinton River Trail starting at Clubhouse BFD, 2265 Crooks Road, Rochester Hills 48309. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Tickets: $25 online; Day of the Event- $30 (cash only). There will be a charity raffle to WIN a New Belgium FAT TIRE bike. Net proceeds from the bike ride and raffle will support … [Read more...]

Library and Museum Combine Exercise and History on June 29

Rochester Hills Public Library Shares History of Two Prominent Trails The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is offering community members the chance to explore the rich history just outside the library’s doors. To share the stories RHPL collaborated with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to take you on a bicycle ride through time. On June 29, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. join us for a 3.7 mile ride, where you’ll meet ‘the original Forrest Gump’, see the former training site of … [Read more...]