CLARE, Mich. (AP) — A group in central Michigan has taken up the challenge of creating a 40-mile pathway through three counties.
The Saginaw News (http://bit.ly/1owqnpX ) reports that the Mid-Michigan Community Pathways Group received a $35,000 grant from the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network to develop the path.
It will run through Clare, Rosebush, Mount Pleasant, Shepherd, Alma, St. Louis and Ithaca. The path will connect the 30-mile Pere-Marquette Trail and the 41-mile Fred Meijer Trail.
The path passes through Clare, Isabella and Gratiot counties.
The path will be for cyclists, walkers, runners and in-line-skaters in the spring, summer and fall and cross country skiers in the winter.
The first phase of the path includes a timber boardwalk through wetlands.
Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw