Want to receive updates on the trail?
The Lowell Area Recreation Authority (LARA) will conduct a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. The purpose of the Public Meeting is to receive input and comments from the public on the proposed application by the LARA to the 2021 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund for a grant for the construction of non-motorized trail improvements.
The proposed improvements include the installation of new paved non-motorized trails, pedestrian bridges, benches, picnic shelters and signage. This project will go through the Lowell community and will connect to the existing Fred Meijer River Valley Rail Trail network which extends to Belding, Saranac and points beyond. A copy of the proposed trail route is available for viewing at City Hall and on line at http://www.lowellmi.gov/.
Following the public comment period, the LARA Board will consider a resolution authorizing submittal of their application, which is due on or before April 1, 2021.
Interested persons may offer comments at the public meeting or submit them in writing prior to the meeting directly to the Lowell Area Recreation Authority at P.O. Box 98, Lowell, Michigan 49331 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lowell Rail Trail Connection Project Public Input
To facilitate public input to the proposed Lowell Rail Trail Connection Project, interested persons may ask questions and leave comments using the Lowell Rail Trail Connection Project Input Form and/or at LARA's Facebook page. Written comments can be put in the drop box or mailed to Lowell City Hall (attn: - Trail Comments), 301 E. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331.
Calling all supporters of the Lowell Area Trailway! Community members who are willing to become involved with a Friends Group. We have the beginnings of a great trail system, and are at the stage where we REALLY need the involvement of caring community members to help and guide our future growth and maintenance. For further information please contact Betsy Davidson at email@example.com.
Click here for the Lowell Area Map for the Lowell Area Trailway and the Lowell Area section for the River Valley Rail Trail Connection
After years of planning and fundraising, the Lowell Area Recreation Authority Phase 1 Trail project is a reality! Construction began on June 6, 2011 and completed in the fall of 2011. We are now working on signage and amenities.
Beginning on Foreman Rd. in the City of Lowell at the railroad tracks, the trail will extend over 2 miles to connect to Lowell High School and the Wege/Wittenbach Nature Center via Gee Drive, Alden Nash Road and several easements.
Phase I Map of the Lowell Area Trailway
The eight-county West Michigan region is home to more than 123,000 acres of park and recreation land. Now, the West Michigan Strategic Alliance (WMSA) is offering a database inventory of all that land for use by government leaders, businesses, residents and visitors. The inventory was completed this past summer by Susie Matteson, an intern working with WMSA's Green Infrastructure Initiative.
The West Michigan Parks and Recreation Inventory lists parkland by county, city, or township with links
to online information where available. The database lists the acreage, address, and various recreational
The West Michigan Parks and Recreation Inventory is available on the WMSA website at: www.wm-alliance.org/parks.
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