In spring of 2018, the Leaders in Economic Development (LEAD), along with regional trail stakeholders from Lake, Mason, Newaygo, and Oceana counties, initiated the Planning for Regional Trail Connectivity project to develop a regional recreation trails vision. The development of this plan was one of the priorities of the partnership.

They have developed a vision for a connected network of trails for every season and every mood and builds upon the outstanding ORV, snowmobile, motorcycle, ATV, hike, bike, equestrian, x-country ski, snowshoe and water trails in West Michigan. The trails vision balances large transformational trail projects with near-term cost-effective investments that can make an impact quickly. The many partners, acknowledged below, were involved in the development of this plan are committed to a collaborative implementation effort.





Julie Burrell, The Right Place
Rick Chapla, The Right Place
Ryan Coffey, MSU Extension
Mark Guzniczak, The Right Place
Valarie Handy USDA Rural Development
Mike Krauch, MSU Extension
Bill Hendrian, MSU Extension
Pete LundBorg, Oceana County Parks & Recreation Commission
Kathy Maclean, Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce
Kate Maddox, Lake County
Joel Mikkelsen, Oceana County Parks & Recreation Commission
Jodi Nichols, The Right Place
Spence Riggs, Mason County Growth Alliance and The Right Place
Heather Tykoski, City of Ludington
Pat Williams, Webber Township

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