Archive for January, 2012

Getting From Here to There

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Matt Pegouskie, who works for the CWF, pulled together a map of all the existing and proposed non-motorized trails in our service area (Chelsea, Dexter, Grass Lake, Manchester & Stockbridge).

He pulled this information together because a few of our board members dream of a time when you can walk or bike between all 5 of our communities. It’s a grand goal and one we anticipate would take decades to complete if we get started now. But guess what. The Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation will be here for decades! So if the communities are interested enough to champion these connections, the CWF will help find funding.

Here’s the link to Matt’s map. You’ll have to copy it & paste it in your browser. The whole map won’t be on your screen so scroll around. The existing trails are primarily to the north (yellow lines). Red are proposed trails & green are proposed with funding already identified.

http://explorer.arcgis.com/?open=6434df4801ae4b9ab6b9272c3d80ee56&extent=-9357208.28096267,5204296.8662955,-9341865.56356846,5213218.72860467

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Winter Wonderland?

Monday, January 9th, 2012

What a weekend – warm & sunny. Did you walk, ride your bike or play touch football in the yard over the weekend? Maybe you shot baskets in the driveway with the kids? It’s not even muddy so we can take advantage of places like Waterloo Recreation paths, Hudson Mills, the Lakeland trail, the new Grass Lake Township trails & other local trails. The forecast is for several more days of unseasonably happy weather.

On top warm days, the nights have been cold enough, without snow, so our lakes are making smooth ice. We may get a good skating season this year! New skates are sooo much more comfortable than the ones we all have in a closet somewhere. And, they are on sale through L.L. Bean (www.llbean.com). There used to be a skate exchange in Ann Arbor. Is it still there? Of course, you should wait until the ice is more than 4 inches deep. It’s too soon & too warm to take chances.

Enjoy. It’s Michigan so we know it’s temporary!

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