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A second Ambassador training meeting for 2014 has been set for Thursday, May 10th, 7:00 pm at the Oxford Village 22 West Burdick. Please Join us. Read more....



The Polly Ann Trail is one of our greatest natural resources available to the general public in northern Oakland County. As use continues to grow the Polly Ann Trail Council, through the guidance of Trail Manager Patrick Ball are seeking regular users of the trail to become Ambassadors of the trail. 

The trail manager is looking for 20-30 volunteers who use the trail two days a week or more, like interacting with people, and willing to share the good word about the trail, its activities and local surroundings. The Ambassadors will also by the eyes and ears of the trail keeping lines of communication open between the users and the trail manager. The Ambassadors will also help promote the trail at certain events and activities through the year.

Introduction of duties and training to become and an Ambassador will take place on Thursday, April 10th at 6:45 pm at the Oxford Village Building at 22 West Burdick St. Oxford,MI.  If you are interest in volunteering or have questions you can email them to Patrick Ball, trail manager,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We also welcome any area businesses along the path or in the villages that it passes through to help support this endeavor.  Pleas again contact the trail manager at the email address above.

PATMC seeks Proposals for 2014 Mowing Services. READ MORE....

Patrick Ball hired as new Trail Manager.

Read the Oxford Leader story here.  Photo courtesy of the Oxford Leader - Sherman Publications.

920A78mhX44402F8.lgFrom Patrick Ball:
Welcome to the Polly Ann Trail Website.

As the new trail manager I look forward to seeing you somewhere along the way on the 16.4 mile path. As an avid cyclist I hope to be personally very active on the trail.  Prior to this adventure I used to be the Oxford Athletic Director (11 years) and I am currently a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness in Oxford. I coach, as well as personally participate in triathlons (the short ones).

It is my goal to make this trail safe, well supported, and active throughout the year. I hope you enjoy this wonderful recreational setting we have and respect the trail for all who use it.

NEW TRAIL MANAGER - Application process now closed.
We are currently reviewing all applications and conducting interviews for all who applied by the August 30, 2013 deadline.  We thank all who applied for this position and for your interest in our Trail!

8/5/13 - Updated Notice
OPEN POSITION - Trail Manager

The Polly Ann Trail Management Council is accepting resumes for the part-time position of Trail Manager. DEADLINE: August 30, 2013. See the full job description. Please include a cover letter and your contact information with your submittal. Resumes may be mailed or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Our mailing address is:

Polly Ann Trail Management Council, Inc. (PATMC)
ATTN: Trail Manager Search Committee

23 E. Elmwood
P.O. Box 112
Leonard, MI 48367


In the News ...   Search for new trail manager underway

July 24, 2013 - Dust off that old resume and polish those interviewing skills because the search for a new Polly Ann Trail manager is officially underway

Candidates are asked to submit their resumes with cover letters to the Polly Ann Trail Management Council (PATMC) by Thursday, Aug. 15. Interested parties can mail their information to Polly Ann Trail, 23 E. Elmwood St., P.O. Box 112, Leonard, MI 48367.  READ MORE OF CJ'S STORY AT SHERMAN PUBLICATIONS, INC.

The trail is closed south of Clarkston Road in Orion Township for repairs.. Proposed completion is Friday, July 19th, but may be delayed by weather or other factors. We will announce the completion after confirmation. We apologize for any inconvenience.  UPDATE: CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE. TRAIL OPEN!


RCOC is resurfacing this section of Rochester Road. The road will be closed during the project, in two phases. The first stage is the section from south of Mack Road to the Village of Leonard. During this stage, the detour for through traffic will be Lakeville Road to Lake George Road to Leonard Road and back to Rochester and vice versa.

The second state will be the section of Rochester from just south of Lakeville Road to south of Mack Road. During this stage, the detour route for through traffic will be Brewer Road to Townsend Road to Mack Road and back to Rochester and vice versa. Project completion: NOVEMBER 2013.


Utility Work On the Polly Ann

ITC Utilities will be doing some routine vegetation management south of Oxford, adjacent to the Polly Ann Trail, starting January 7th through the 18th. The trail will not be closed, but please use extra caution when traveling the area during that time.


Horse Path Work Has Begun

Work has begun on the Horse Path in Leonard between Leonard Rd. and Gerst Rd. Intermittent trail closures in the area are possible through February.


Special Meeting Called
On Tuesday, September 25th at 3:00 pm, at the Oxford Village Offices, the Polly Ann Trail Management Council will hold a special meeting to review the 2013 budget and other financial matters.


Trail Closure in Orion Township

Beginning tomorrow, Friday the 22nd, the Polly Ann Trail will be CLOSED to all traffic in Orion Township from the north Joslyn Rd. crossing to the south Josyln Rd. crossing. West Bay Geophysical will be conducting seismic testing on the trail for the next few days. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Barrier Removal for Handicap Access

The Polly Ann Trail will be removing all barriers to allow access for handicapped persons in compliance with the federally mandated Other Power Driven Mobility Device (OPDMD) Policy.  For more information, click here.


Rural Pearl 2012

The 2012 Rural Pearl of a Ride has been cancelled due to lack of volunteer, sponsor and participant interest.  If you know of a volunteer organization or business that would like to help bring back the Rural Pearl in 2013, please contact the Trail Manager.

Reporting Problems on the Trail

If you see a problem on the trail, please contact the Trail Manger first.  For emergencies on the trail, call 911.


PAT Public Comment Survey

The Polly Ann Trail is looking for your input!  Please take a few moments to fill out the survery at the link below.  Your suggestions will help us put together our Master Plan and improve our trail. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PollyAnnTrail


The Polly Ann Trail hosts The Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out Art Exhibit.

Starting September 14th, you can get a little culture in Mother Natures Art Gallery.  The DIA will install special weatherized recreations of artwork currently on display at the DIA on The Polly Ann Trail at the the Burdick Street and Drahner Road crossings in the Village of Oxford.  For more information about this project and other locations throughout the Village of Oxford, please visit www.dia.org


A second Ambassador training meeting for 2014 has been set for Thursday, May 10th, 7:00 pm at the Oxford Village 22 West Burdick. Please Join us! 
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Inroducing Patrick Ball, Trail Manager! Read more ...



TBA - Watch for details on the Leonard Strawberry Festival, Farmers' Markets, Downtown, Orion Township events and much more!




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