The Huron River winds through approximately 35 miles of Washtenaw County. The Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) represents an ongoing collaboration of communities and organizations to construct a shared-use path that will link the open spaces of the Huron River Greenway.
With its County Greenways Initiative, the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission (WCPARC) has made a serious commitment to expand hike and bike trails throughout the county - the B2B is WCPARC's major development project to achieve this goal. Over 23 miles of paved, shared-use paths exist as a part of the B2B today, with more to come.
In January of this 2015, the B2B was incorporated into the State of Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - a network of trails that is over 2,000 miles long and connects Belle Isle Park (Detroit) to Ironwood (western upper peninsula). We are proud to be a partner in this exciting trail initiative!
Key Project Elements and Goals:
Completion of +/- 35 miles of a paved shared-use pathway across Washtenaw County
Conservation of the Huron River corridor
Provide opportunities for transportation, recreation, river access, and links to neighboring counties
To the maximum extent possible, the trail is routed away from roads to create a safe a fun experience for a wide range of users
Distinctive signage system creates a unique identity for the B2B while helping users navigate the trail