Join us for the Iron Belle Trail Section B Ribbon Cutting October 9th
The Iron Belle Trail is a non-motorized pathway project that will run all the way from Belle Isle to Ironwood, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula upon completion, running through hundreds of municipalities and crossing into 48 different Michigan counties. A portion of this recreational trail runs through Van Buren Township from the Lower Huron Metro Park Trail to the B2B Trail near Grove Street.
Seven miles of the Iron Belle Trail will run through Van Buren Township, divided into Sections A through L. Section B of Van Buren Township’s segment of the Iron Belle Trail runs from Rawsonville Road along I-94 Service Drive and through Van Buren Park.
“The Township has gained momentum on constructing the Iron Belle Trail within our community over the past few years, and we are proud that our gap is steadily, but consistently growing smaller. This project would not have been possible without the generous donations from the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and DTE Foundation, in addition to the invaluable partnerships with the Michigan Trails Fund and Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative,” stated Director of Community Services Elizabeth Renaud.
“The DTE Foundation believes that a healthy environment is an essential ingredient for thriving communities. Michigan offers a variety of trails and greenspaces that connect us to the natural beauty around us, and the Iron Belle Trail is a perfect example of this local luxury,” said Rodney Cole, DTE Foundation president. “We’re committed to preserving, protecting, and improving Michigan’s treasured natural habitats and species, and this support builds on the 100+ year partnership between DTE and Van Buren Township, which has created countless, invaluable recreational opportunities for local residents and visitors.”
The Township invites the public and sponsors of the project to come out and celebrate this addition to the statewide trail. To learn more about Van Buren Township’s involvement with the Iron Belle Trail, please visit here.
See our flyer for the ceremony below: