Walking Group: October 2021 

FREE | Thursdaysat 6:00 pm | All ages and levels of fitness are welcome!

Join us on Thursdays at 6:00 pm to explore your community with a new route each week. Sign up to receive email notification of cancellation due to inclement weather.

October 7, 6pm: Holland Ponds & Yates Trail, Shelby Twp.
50385 Ryan Road, Shelby Twp. (west side of Ryan Road between 23 Mile and 22 Mile)
We’ll follow parts of the 1838 Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal while taking beautiful walking paths that weave between ponds, heron rookeries, and stands of pine trees at Holland Ponds. We’ll follow the connector trail along the Clinton River to Yates Cider Mill, with an option to stop and purchase a sweet fall treat before heading back to Holland Ponds. Distance: 2 – 4.25 miles.

October 14, 6pm: Stage Nature Center, Troy
6685 Coolidge Hwy., Troy (west side of Coolidge between South Blvd & Square Lake Road)
Discover the beauty of marsh lowlands, upland forests, grassy knolls, and thickets. Listen for the calls of native birds and be soothed by the calming sounds of the Rouge River headwaters as they trickle over rocks near the trails. Distance: 1.5 – 3 miles.

Saturday October 16, 10am: Paint Creek Trail & Bear Creek Park, Rochester/Oakland Twp.
Park at Paint Creek Cider Mill: 4480 Orion Road, Rochester
We’ll hike the Paint Creek Trail first, following it south past the Paint Creek Heritage Area Wet Prairie all the way to Dutton before turning around to head back. At the Cider Mill, we’ll take a break for cider and donuts (optional! Bring $). Call it day then (total of 3 miles) or go a little longer—drive across Orion Road to park at Oakland Twp. Hall at the Bear Creek Nature Park Trailhead for part II of our hike, another 2 miles or so. Distance: 3 – 5 miles.

October 21, 6pm: Troy Historic Village & Scarecrow Row, Troy
60 W. Wattles Road, Troy (northwest corner of Wattles and Livernois)
Starting in the parking lot at the Troy Historic Village, walk the Wattles and Livernois fence lines to see Scarecrow Row. Next, we’ll take the Troy Trail from Wattles to Livernois. Head back to the Village on Livernois or follow Town Center Dr. to walk some of the City campus pathways first. Distance: 2 – 3.25 miles.

October 28, 6pm: Clinton River Trail & Old Stony Creek Cemetery, Rochester
800 E. Second Street, Rochester (additional parking at RARA, located at 500 E. Second St)
First, we’ll follow the trail west along the Clinton River, turning around at the Rochester Road/Main Street overpass. We’ll continue past the trailhead to pick up Letica Road, taking the sidewalk all the way to Old Stony Creek Cemetery. Turn around there or continue on to pick up the Old Romeo Trail, past Mt. Moriah to Van Hoosen before heading back. Distance: 3 – 4 miles.

Email: ssuszek@thvmail.org |Call: 248-524-3570|Visit: www.troyhistoricvillage.org

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