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Posted: 06/26/13


CONNECTOR OPEN. The Addison Oaks Connector Trail ribbon cutting was attended by, from left, Robert Kostin, Oakland County Parks and Recreation (OCPR) commissioner; A. David Baumhart III, commissioner; Pecky Lewis Jr., OCPR commission chairman emeritus; Jim Nash, Water Resources commissioner and OCPR commissioner; J. David VanderVeen, OCPR commissioner; Gerald Fisher, chairman of the OCPR; Gary McGillivray, OCPR commissioner and Oakland County Board of Commissioners member John Scott, OCPR commissioner and Ron Fowkes, vice-chairman of Road Commission of Oakland County. The horses were part of the ribbon cutting to show that the trail is for walkers, bike riders and equestrians.

(Photo courtesy of OCPR)

Connector trail dedicated
at Addison Oaks park

      The Oakland County Parks and Recreation Commission dedicated a new Connector Trail on Wednesday, June 5.The connector joins Addison Oaks County Park Main and East sections, and links directly to Cranberry Lake Park and indirectly to Bald Mountain State Recreation via Lake George Road.The event was attended by Oakland County Parks and Recreation commissioners and staff, project partners, media and other stakeholders. A brief presentation was followed by a ceremonial ribbon cutting and trail tour.
       "This is the first type of recreation project in the Oakland County Parks and Recreation system that not only connects two parcels of county parkland but also provides a direct link to two miles of multi-use trail in an adjacent park       The 2.4-mile trail includes 10-foot-wide boardwalks through wetlands areas and an 8-foot-wide aggregate trail with grass shoulders. The $612,390 project was funded by a $228,800 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Development Grant; Oakland County Parks and Recreation funded the remaining $383,590.
       Scenic Addison Oaks County Park in northeast Oakland County offers 1,140 acres with two lakes and spring-fed ponds. The property has an extensive trail system for hiking, mountain biking, equestrian riding and cross-country skiing and includes a campground, beach, boat rentals, fishing, picnic shelters and a 24-hole disc golf course. The park is also home to the Buhl Estate (conference center). Addison Oaks County Park is located at 1480 West Romeo Road in Leonard.
      


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