The Milford Township Board of Trustees at its Wednesday, March 16 meeting approved an endorsement for an extension of the Milford Recreational Trail to Camp Dearborn.
According to Township Supervisor Don Green, the trail extension would be a quarter-mile in length, would go over the Huron River and connect to the Milford Trail.
“People can then ride and walk into Camp Dearborn at no charge,” Green said.
“It comes in north of General Motors Road.”
Back in 2009, The Milford Village Council has expressed support for the City of Dearborn’s grant application to pay for the trail.
Camp Dearborn is a recreational facility owned and operated by the city and is located on the village’s western limits. It consists of a half-mile of swimming beach, as well as the Mystic Creek Golf Club, picnic areas and camping sites.
Green said that the city is still working on acquiring grants from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for the extension.
The village’s portion of the recreational trail extends one mile, beginning at the Huron River’s Ford Dam, then through Hubbell Pond Park before ending north of the Carls Family YMCA on Family Drive.
The village’s portion then hooks up to Milford Township’s Kensington Trail, which extends for 2.9 miles, starting at the Ford Dam and running through Kensington Metropark to Milford Road at Huron River Parkway.