from the Muskegon Chronicle and other sources
Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance is all about making connections, and this week they put $50,000 into helping Muskegon reach that goal.
The West Michigan division of the Coalition (based in Grand Rapids) presented the money to the city of Muskegon to help connect the Musketawa Trail to an existing bike path in the city.
The money comes from the Wege Foundation, and is being added to $105,000 from the Michigan DNR, $35,000 in previous donations, and $30,000 from the city of Muskegon. Recreation pathways are never inexpensive!
The Musketawa Trail runs west from Marne, for 26 miles, into the city of Muskegon, ending just east of the US 31 freeway. It follows the former line of the Muskegon, Grand Rapids and Indiana RR. This connection will continue the trail east along Keating Avenue, along Industrial Boulevard, and then west along Laketon to Creston Street where it will connect with an existing trail that continues north along the east side of Muskegon Lake and terminates at M-120.
Work is scheduled to be done in 2009.
Muskegon hopes to make future connections for the trail to another city bike path which travels along the south shore of Muskegon Lake. Bike riders are also hoping for connections northward about ten miles to join with the Hart-Montague Trail.
See Muskegon Chronicle
See Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
See The Wege Foundation
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