Plans are moving forward for a hiking and biking trail from Belle Isle park in Detroit to Ironwood on the Wisconsin boundary in the western Upper Peninsula.
The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund has awarded $300,000 for construction on a three-mile stretch of a biking and hiking trail in suburban Detroit.
Government planners from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin anticipate being among those meeting this week to work on plans for a proposed 1,640-mile trail network around Lake Michigan.
A series of bike lanes stretching 16 miles and connecting three neighborhoods has joined Detroit’s popular RiverWalk and Dequindre Cut to make parts of the city more accessible to bicyclists.
Ann Arbor officials are marking the opening of a $1.58 million, 1.1 mile biking and walking path along the city’s busy Washtenaw Avenue.