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What's New & 2017 Recap

So much is happening with the Polly Ann Trail with more planned for 2018!


 THE TRAIL IS OPEN!!

The Polly Ann Trail south of Drahner and north of Indianwood Roads is now open. 
The trail is open for now, but is very rough and uneven.  
Work continues in the area, so use caution.  Stay safe!


SEMCOG created a 360-degree image map for 680 miles of regional trail network

The Polly Ann Trail is part of the effort!!  Visit the TRAIL EXLORER


 

ELECTRIC BIKES
Are E-Bikes Allowed on the Trail?  Class 1 Electric Bikes are allowed, subject to the terms outlined in the adopted policy.  READ MORE...


NATIVE GARDEN!!
The Clear Lake Elementary 5th grade helped plant the 1st pollinator garden on the trail at Pleasant Street in the Village of Oxford. The first of what we hope to be many. Thanks to the children and all volunteers!

See photos courtesy of George Ingram


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IRON BELLE TRAIL
The Polly Ann Trail is now part of the State's proposed Iron Belle Trail system!

For decades, communities and counties throughout the state developed local trails with the goal of a future state-wide trail system. When complete, Michigan's Iron Belle Trail will be the longest designated state trail in the nation and earn its title as “The Trails State"
Locals are working on filling the gaps between developed trails. Here in Oaklnd County, the Polly Ann and Paint Creek Trails are working on a safe connection - a top priority for users.  READ MORE...

Trail Manager internet 259x300Linda Moran hired as new Trail Manager READ MORE....

NEW PHONE 
The Polly Ann Trail changed its phone number! Contact the Trail Manager at 
248-981-1242
Note the office maintains part-time hours.

GOATSFUNDRAISERS - 2018 

Volunteer Sam Urban, a fifth-year Oxford Schools Early College student, assisted with a bottle & can fundraiser in March 2018. Visit our Fundraiser page for more info. THANK YOU for making our effort a success - we raised $800!!

The Polly Ann Trail plans fundraisers for a unique and environmently safe trail maintenace effort.  Join us at a future event - announced here and on Facebook. Please consider a donation to our "goat-scaping' effort! READ MORE...


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The Polly Ann Trail contracted for a much needed vertical cut, along with annual trimming and weed control in 2017. We plan a better trail in 2018!

In addition, thanks to our partnership with the Oakland County WHAM Crew, the bridge over M-24 was cleaned. Thanks guys!

TRAIL MAPS
A revised version of our 2013 map is available here.  

We plan a map revision in 2017. If you are interested in sponsoring our map reprint, contact Trail Manager Linda Moran This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


ORION TOWNSHIP PATHWAYS

Note the Charter Township of Orion updated their pathways map, available
on our MAPS page.

POLLY ANN TRAIL GENERAL TRAIL ETIQUETTE

biketrailcourtesy imagewithThe Polly Ann Trailway is a multi-user trail which means that you may encounter pedestrian, cyclist and horseback/carriage riders while enjoying it. Please review our rules and etiquette guide posted on our web page. We hope this guide will help you have a safe and wonderful experience.

See you on the trail!

SEE THE WDIV GOAT INTERVIEW!

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TAX DEDUCTIBLE! 

You do not need a PayPal account to use this 

payment gateway.
All major credit cards are accepted.


 

NEW TRAIL PHONE NUMBER

OUR NEW NUMBER IS
248-981-1242


TRAIL STATUS

Drahner to Indianwood OPEN.  


TRAIL MANAGER

Linda Moran hired as new Trail Manager. Welcome Linda!! READ MORE...


NEWS

What's new?. READ MORE 


EVENTS

Read more....


BIKE FIX IT STATIONS

Read More...


GOAT-SCAPING 

Read more...


PAINT CREEK / POLLY ANN TRAILS CONNECTION

The connection is being considered by all stakeholders. We will post an update when a plan is announced.


PUBLIC HEARING 

Watch for our Master Recreation Plan update hearings in 2018!


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