All meetings begin at 7:15pm
February 16 - Dryden Township Hall, 4849 Dryden Road, Dryden, MI 48428
April 20 - Lamb Steele Building, 395 E. Third Street, Imlay City, MI 48444
June 15 - Dryden Township Hall, 4849 Dryden Road, Dryden, MI 48428
August 17 - Lamb Steele Building, 395 E. Third Street, Imlay City, MI 48444
October 18 - Dryden Township Hall, 4849 Dryden Road, Dryden, MI 48428
December 21 - Lamb Steele Building, 395 E. Third Street, Imlay City, MI 48444
Help us Develop the Polly Ann Trail
For the first time since the old Polly Ann rail corridor was acquired in 1999, we have the opportunity to develop a portion of the Polly Ann Trail in Lapeer County. Lapeer County, with support from the Friends of the Polly Ann Trail, has applied to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for a $300,000 development grant. This grant requires a $100,000 local match. The Friends group has pledged $25,000, and the Lapeer County Community Foundation has also pledged $25,000. Requests to other foundations have been submitted. We will need your help to make up the balance.
Trail improvements in this transformational project will include drainage and surfacing with fine limestone which meets the Recommendations for Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas of the U.S. Access Board as designated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specific improvements include replacing 6 culverts, making 2 bridge approach structures meet ADA standards, branch clearing for pathway clearance from Imlay City to Dryden (5.5 miles), ditch improvement for drainage, and installation of eight inches of crushed limestone surfacing from Imlay City to Dryden (5.5 miles).
For more information and to donate, go to: http:/www.patronicity.com/LapeerPollyAnnTrail
You can help make this happen!
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Formed in 1997, the Friends of the Polly Ann Trail of Lapeer County is a grass-roots organization of citizens that promotes and supports the development and operation of the Polly Ann Trail in Lapeer County. Owned by the Michigan Department Natural Resources, the abandoned corridor was once used by the Pontiac, Oxford & Northern Railroad, nicknamed the "Polly Ann" (P, O & N). The Friends group creates awareness of the recreational corridor with events, political action, volunteerisim and other efforts. Local groups host horseback riding, cycling events, nature walks, runs, and charity fundraisers.
The trail is mostly undeveloped, but currently provides an ideal setting for horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and opportunity for nature lovers - options not available to other southeast Michigan developed trail systems. The Polly Ann Trail in Lapeer County is a 20-mile former rail corridor from Bordman Road to Kings Mill, passing through Dryden, Imlay City, and Lum. This trail connects directly to the Polly Ann Trail in Oakland County, also owned by the Michigan Department Natural Resources and managed by the Polly Ann Trail Management Council (PATMC).
The Lapeer and Oakland County Polly Ann Trails are considered major trail systems of southeastern Michigan. Future plans include connections of the Oakland County Polly Ann Trail to the long-established Paint Creek Trail and its connection to the Clinton River Trail, Macomb-Orchard Trail, and other systems connecting an east/west recreational corridor across the State of Michigan. For more information about the trail systems of Michigan, please see our 'Links' page.
Your donation will be used for future trail development and supporting developments (access trails, trailheads, trailhead improvements.)