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.
Trails – like the popular Rail-Trails – that allow people to walk, bicycle, snowmobile or horseback ride.
State Senator John Moolenaar (MOLE-ah-nahr) of Midland(-R), sponsored a package of bills to update the state’s Trailways Designation process.
He said, “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.”
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 before the House Tourism Committee.