News & Updates
FCRT members, Pontiac City Council and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson dedicate new bike fix-it stations and racks in Pontiac.
New pavement markings help users find their way along the Trail in Pontiac.
Gelene Pigott and the bench named in her honor along the trail at the Letica Drive Trailhead.
Herons along the Trail.
The 2014 Fall Classic Ride & Walk was a great event, and the weather couldn't have been nicer.
The HAWK is operational! Ride to the Orchard Lake Crossing and see what it's all about.
Crusin' For the Trails riders at the Paint Creek Cider Mill, 4/26. Spread over two trails, the event was a fundraiser for both the CRT and the PCT.
New Bike Fix-it Stations and Racks
Thanks to a grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, with matching funds from FCRT, the Oakland County Health Division and the "Healthy Pontiac, We Can Coalition" have installed multiple amenities to assist in the use of bicycles as a means of transportation across Pontiac. Bike racks, wayfinding signage and fix-it stations have all been installed.
New Donated Bench Installed
Travelers on the Clinton River Trail now have a new place to rest near downtown Rochester thanks to the generous donation of area resident Gelene Pigott. Working through the FCRT Memorial Bench Program, Gelene provided the necessary funds for installation of an ADA compliant bench at the Letica Road trailhead overlooking both the trail and the Clinton River.
Gelene and her two sons, Troy and Trent Pigott, are frequent users of the Clinton River Trail. One day while discussing the trail, Gelene suggested someday it would be nice have a bench on the trail in her honor. Her sons responded “why not do it now so you can enjoy it yourself?” That started the process of working with FCRT and the City of Rochester to find an appropriate location, get the bench ordered and have it installed.
Trail update: Mill Town Apartments Construction The construction of new apartment buildings in Rochester just south of downtown and west of the Paint Creek Trail connector will impact the trail for the forseeable future. At first some construction vehicles doing site prep will be crossing the trail, then the trail itself will be relocated closer to the river bank before construction starts in earnest.
Safe crossings at both ends of the trail now open for use
The new road crossing and HAWK Light at Orchard Lake Rd. now open. In addition, the new safety island at Dequindre joining the CRT and the Macomb Orchard Trail is now open... get out and enjoy these great new trail features!
A New Home For Herons
Several new Great Blue Heron nests have been seen along the trail between Dequindre Rd. and the Stony Creek Bridge. Be sure to look for them the next time you are out on the trail!