Paint Creek Trail Seeks Input for Master Plan

Paint Creek Trailways Commission Invites Public to Help With Master Plan The Paint Creek Trailways Commission recently began work on its 2020-2024 Paint Creek Trail Recreation Master Plan. An invitation is being extended to the public to share thoughts and ideas regarding potential trail improvements. In conjunction with the Paint Creek Trail planning consultant, Giffels Webster, we are inviting the public to participate in this process - as individuals, citizens, or as representation of … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Recommended for State Grant

Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Recommended for State Grant to Develop Iron Belle – Paint Creek Trail Northern Trailhead On December 12, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board recommended that Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission (OTPRC) be awarded a $228,400 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant for improvements at the Township’s Paint Creek Junction Park. The purpose of this grant project, titled “Iron Belle - Paint Creek Trail Northern Trailhead” is to … [Read more...]

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...]

Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run

Have any Labor Day plans this year? The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is offering all community members a fun way to participate in a Labor Day Walk and Run on the Paint Creek Trail. It's time for the 13th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 3, at the Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion. It is a free community event, with a suggested donation of $5.00 per family for Paint Creek Trail improvements. Last year, over $1,400 was … [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...]

Community Members Come Together to Get Michigan Moving Along Paint Creek Trail

Paint Creek Trail hosts 12th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk & Run The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is offering all community members a chance to participate in a Labor Day Walk and Run right in their own backyard. The Paint Creek Trailways Commission is organizing the 12th Annual Paint Creek Trail Labor Day Virtual Bridge Walk and Run on Monday, September 4, 2017, at the Rochester Municipal Park Kiwanis Pavilion. This event is part of the Labor Day Community Walks that are held … [Read more...]

New Little Free Library Comes to Oakland Township

Rochester Hills Public Library Plants New Little Free Library In an effort to promote literacy in the community, the Rochester Hills Public Library has planted its third Little Free Library on the Paint Creek Trail in Oakland Township off Orion Road. Located behind the Flagstar Bank, this new Little Free Library acts as a self-service exchange for people to donate and collect books. This worldwide movement, started by the Little Free Library organization, helps to get children and adults … [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...]

Paint Creek Trail hosts Tails for Trails

In honor of National Trails Day, the Paint Creek Trailways Commission will be hosting their inaugural "Tails for Trails" event on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Paint Creek Cider Mill. “We're planning a fun day for you and your pets. We’ve never done a dog-themed event, but because the trail is so popular with dog walkers, we thought we should celebrate our four-legged visitors,” said Friends of the Paint Creek Trail President Jim VanDoorn. The event features a dog costume contest, free craft, … [Read more...]

Founders Day Kicks Off the Bicentennial Year for City of Rochester with VIDEO

Founders Day, an annual event, was extra special this year. A larger-than-normal crowd gathered at the Rochester Hills Museum, not only to recognize six new "founders," but also to kick off the start to the City of Rochester's 200th year celebration. Founded on March 17, 1817 by James Graham, Rochester has grown, keeping up with the times, yet holding on to its past. "Small town feel" is alive and well in Rochester. This year's event was held in the 1927 Calf Barn of the Rochester Hills … [Read more...]