At the foundation of any plan is a vision - one that betters our region and residents and guides plan development. See what's been created in partnership with community stakeholders.
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 is developing 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. The goal of this plan is to create a conceptual blueprint of identified routes that can connect the existing trails network within Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties to major trails throughout the state, and along the way, to regional assets like local parks and recreation facilities, employment centers, municipal assets, and other community spaces and amenities. Ultimately, the plan will prepare the region to secure future funding opportunities, enhance and expand our connectivity to communities both inside and outside the region, and explore strategies and partnerships to make the vision a reality.
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.
Check back for community events to learn about the project, provide feedback, and speak directly with the team.
The first event is planned for December 2022!
Trails connect our communities, provide a means to experience the outdoors, and so much more. We want to know what's most important to you!
Help us better understand local trail use, comfort and safety preferences, and places along trails that users would like to visit.
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