The Initiative would allow for the designation of “Pure Michigan Trail Towns” Those are municipalities that are home to at least one of the state’s growing number of multi-use trails. They include rail-trails, which allow people to walk, bicycle, snowmobile or horseback ride.
State Senator John Moolenaar of Midland-R, has sponsored a package of bills to update the state’s Trailways Designation process.
“This is a 5 bill package that recognizes the growing network of multi-use trails in Michigan and for many michigan families the enjoyment of the great outdoors on one of our state’s trails is part of what makes Michigan a great place to live and work,” he said.
Senator Moolenaar said the legislation recognizes trails that meet higher standards of design, construction and accessibility with a designation as a Pure Michigan trail.
The package of bills is currently being reviewed by the committee on Tourism.