What is a Trails Plan?
The connectivity and accessibility of our region's parks, trails, and water amenities play a crucial role in making the Greater Lansing area a competitive place to live and play. Trails are more than a recreational asset - they bring economic prosperity and other benefits to our communities and to those who walk and bike in our region. Trails:
provide low-cost recreational opportunities for families and other users
boost spending at local businesses and improve tourism
make communities more attractive places to live and increase property values
serve as amenities to attract and retain top talent
connect users to community assets and public spaces
encourage exercise and other healthy outdoor activities
offer an alternative means of transportation and connect our broader multimodal system
promote conservation, revitalization, and purposeful development of outdoor assets and spaces
Tri-County has partnered with the U.S. National Park Service to create a plan for our regional trails system - one that works to improve the quality of life for our region's residents and take advantage of our region's central geographic location to bolster Mid-Michigan as a hub for local businesses, communities, and visitors.
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RESOURCES & COMMUNITY PLANS
Create an interconnected, accessible, and cohesive trails network that safely connects communities and points of interest throughout the region, capitalizes on existing assets and infrastructure, and encourages strategic investment to enhance vibrant communities.