Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Chelsea-Dexter Trail Segment Opening


Chelsea, Mich. – On August 27, Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative (HWPI) in partnership with the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commision (WCPARC) will celebrate the opening of a new segment of the Border-to-Border Trail (B2B). The 2.1 mile trail segment of the Chelsea-Dexter connector begins at Freer Road and continues to Lima Center Road, showcasing stunning stretches of Michigan fields, an iron bridge over Mill Creek, and a connection to the Chelsea Ridge neighborhood. This trail segment is a paved, 10-foot wide, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant, non-motorized pathway intended for people of all ages and abilities.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 4:00 pm to mark the official opening of the first miles of the Dexter-Chelsea connector. The event will take place on the Freer Road end of the trail by the Oak Grove East Cemetery. Parking will be available in the lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1330 N. Freer Road. This event is open to the public. For more information, please visit the HWPI newspage at:

Progress on the B2B continues in other areas throughout the county. Bridge work and boardwalk construction are underway on the 1.2 mile trail segment of the B2B that travels along the Huron River from the Dexter-Huron Metropark to Zeeb Road. There is substantial activity in the M52 corridor, with the start of construction on a 2.1 mile trail segment from Green Lake to North Territorial Road, a tunnel under M52 and a B2B trailhead. Another one-half mile of construction along Grove Road in Ypsilanti.

For additional information please visit the HWPI website at:

ABOUT HWPI: Our mission is to facilitate the development of non-motorized recreational pathways and to help link Michigan’s growing network of trails. We are working in partnership with the WCPARC to complete the Border-to-Border Trail and realize our vision of healthy, active and connected communities.

14800 E Old US HWY 12, Chelsea MI, 48118