Paint Creek Trail Hires New Trail Manager

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission, an intergovernmental agency that owns and operates the 8.9 mile recreational Paint Creek Trail, is proud to announce the hiring of Melissa Ford as the Paint Creek Trail’s new manager. Ford’s responsibilities as Trail Manager include overseeing the maintenance of the Trail, managing Trail development projects, grant administration, and leading updates of the Trail’s Recreation Master Plan. Ford replaces Kristen Myers, who served as the Trail’s manager … [Read more...]

National Trails Day on the Paint Creek Trail June 2

Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Orion Township, and the Village of Lake Orion The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Lake Orion Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will be hosting the 20th Annual National Trails Day event at Children’s Park, the Orion Art Center, and on the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday, June 2. This year’s theme is 'National Trails Day on the Paint Creek Trail – celebrating the extension of the Paint Creek Trail and dedicating a new Iron Belle Trailhead at … [Read more...]

Motor City Brew Tours Annual Ride on Paint Creek Trail May 5

Motor City Brew Tours to Host 6th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride for Friends of the Paint Creek Trail Saturday, May 5, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Motor City Brew Tours in cooperation with the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail will be hosting the 6th Annual Cruisin' for the Trails - Spring Charity Bike Ride on Saturday, May 5. $25 online in advance, $30 cash on the day of the event, call 248-825-3085. The bike ride starts at Clubhouse BFD, located at 2265 Crooks … [Read more...]

Cruise the Paint Creek Trail with Motor City Brew Tours

Motor City Brew Tours to host 5th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride for Friends of the Paint Creek Trail Motor City Brew Tours will be hosting the 5th Annual Cruisin' for the Trails - Spring Charity Bike Ride to support the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday May 6, 2017. Enjoy a bike ride along the Clinton River Trail and Paint Creek Trail with a special New Belgium Brewing Themed SAG stop (Beer and Donuts) at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. After the ride, there … [Read more...]

Rochester Junior Woman’s Club Presents Donations to Four Local Organizations

The Rochester Junior Woman’s Club (RJWC) recently presented donations for $20,000 to four local organizations The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail representative Chris Gray, Mary DiCaro -Recreation Supervisor for RARA’s SCAMP Program, Rochester Symphony Orchestra representative Theresa Meegan and Angela Aufdemberge, President & CEO of Vista Maria’s Wings Program, were on hand at Meadow Brook Hall on June 9th, as club president Lisa Belisle presented the organizations with their … [Read more...]

The Ins and Outs of Cycling through Downtown Rochester

Where the Trails Meet Rochester has been named a 2015 Nationally Certified Main Street Community, which emphasizes historic preservation. Finding a balance between the needs of residents, businesses and visitors in the historical downtown area can be challenging. Rochester has adapted to many changes since 1817 and is now at the heart of an increasingly popular recreational trail system connection. The Paint Creek, Clinton River, and Macomb Orchard Trails are a part of a vital network … [Read more...]

4th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride

Motor City Bike and Brew Tours to host 4th Annual Cruisin’ for the Trails Spring Charity Bike Ride for Friends of the Paint Creek Trail The Motor City Bike & Brew Tours will be hosting the 4th Annual Cruisin' for the Trails - Spring Charity Bike Ride to support the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail on Saturday May 7, 2016. Enjoy a bike ride along the Clinton River Trail and Paint Creek Trail with a special New Belgium Brewing Themed SAG stop (Beer and Donuts) at the Paint Creek Cider … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trail Hosts 10th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run

Community Members Come Together to “Get Michigan Moving” Can’t make it to Mackinac for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk this year? The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are offering all community members a chance to participate in a Labor Day Community Walk right in their own backyard. The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are organizing the 10th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, … [Read more...]

Paint Creek Trailways Commission & Friends of the Paint Creek Trail Host 5th Annual Paint Creek Crawl

The Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Friends of the Paint Creek Trail are hosting the 5th Annual Paint Creek Crawl event on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Encompassing the entire Paint Creek Trail from Rochester to Lake Orion, participants 16 and older will play a “Poker-Style” game, with a prize for best “hand.” In addition all participants are eligible for a Grand Prize $500 Gift Card to Main Street Bicycles! The event starting point will be at Children’s Park in Lake … [Read more...]

Friends of the Paint Creek Trail to host Wine Tasting Evening on October 30

The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail will be hosting its 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Evening to support Paint Creek Trail improvements. This years’ event will be at the Fieldstone Winery at 223 S. Main in Rochester on Thursday, October 30 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance (no at-door sales) online at www.paintcreektrailfriends.org or by calling 248-651-9260. You’ll be treated to eight wine pours, hors d'oeuvres, and a 50/50 raffle. Last year’s event raised … [Read more...]