MI Iron Belle Trail
The Polly Ann Trail is pleased to be a part of Michigan's Iron Belle Trail!!
Perhaps you've noticed the Iron Belle signage in Orion and are wondering what this new system entails.
A portion of the Polly Ann Trail from the Paint Creek Trail to Clarkston Road is part of the Michigan Iron Belle Trail. The DNR awarded several thousand dollars to the Polly Ann Trail to put up the signs so that Trail users know how to navigate the Iron Belle and find local information. The signs are intended to direct Trail users on to the various legs of independent trails that will be connected to create the Iron Belle Trail. The award and signs were completed in 2016. Many other communities also applied for funding for this initiative.
The Iron Belle Trail stretches from Belle Isle in Detroit to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula. In its current proposed state, the hiking route will include 1,259 miles (72 percent completed) and the bicycling route will offer 774 miles (58 percent completed). Federal, state and local units of government are working to complete Michigan’s newest (and longest) trail by building upon Michigan’s extensive existing trail network.
The Polly Ann Trail received $15,000 for signage and Orion Townshoip received $25,000 for planning, design and engneering from the DNR. Read more about the Iron Belle funding awards.
For more updates, visit the DNR's Iron Belle web page.
Click on the images below to view the proposed local & state maps and the brochure.