The Grove Road #B2BTrail segment is officially open! Trail Partners, Rawsonville Elementary School staff and local families were in attendance celebrate the occasion with a ribbon cutting hosted by Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission. It was a beautiful day to be on the B2B!
We are excited to announce the official opening of the Ypsilanti Grove Road segment of the B2B Trail! This half mile stretch of trail connects to Rawsonville Elementary, giving local children a safe path to walk to school. This trail segment also brings the B2B closer to reaching the border of Washtenaw and Wayne counties, with the long term goal of connecting to the scenic Lower Huron Metropark trail.
The Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, October 8th, to celebrate the occasion. The ceremony will take place on the grounds of Rawsonville Elementary School, adjacent to the trail. Families and neighbors are encouraged to attend! We will have B2B Trail giveaways and updates on future trail construction.
On Thursday, August 8, HWPI held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of phase 2 of the Chelsea-Stockbridge connection of the #B2BTrail! Partners and major supporters from the community gathered to mark the occasion.
Two exciting elements have been added to this section of the trail. The first is a new B2B trailhead located at the intersection of North Territorial Road and M52, adjacent to the Lyndon Township hall. Parking, shelter, bathrooms and other amenities will be available. The second feature is a tunnel crossing of M52 to replace a planned at-grade crossing. The tunnel will connect the Waterloo and Pinckney Recreation Areas and will serve as a major safety improvement for the trail. Construction is expected to be completed and open to the public in 2020.
HWPI and WPARC are excited to announce the official opening of the first Dexter-Chelsea Road segment of the B2B Trail! This stretch of trail boasts a beautiful bridge over Mill Creek, stunning stretches of Michigan fields and a connection to the Chelsea Ridge neighborhood. We would like to extend a huge thank you to our partners and the hundreds of donors that have made this possible.
We will be hosting a trail opening event at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, August 27th, to celebrate the completion of the 2.1 mile segment beginning at Freer Road and extending to Lima Center Road. We will distribute Iron Belle Trail bike lights to the first 50 attendees and refreshments will be available for the celebration. The ceremony will take place on the Freer Road end of the trail by the Oak Grove East Cemetery. Parking will be available in the lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1330 N. Freer Road. Families and neighbors are encouraged to attend. Visit our Facebook event page for more details.