2013 Winter Newsletter
Along the Trail
You Can Help
Concord's Historic Millpond
In 1971, residents were concerned and painted over the slogan emblazoned
on the side of building, "Asleep at the switch? Not by a Dam
Good signage all along the Trail
Falling Waters Trail is a major east-west component of the Jackson County
Regional Trail plan, connecting Cascades, Ella Sharp, Lime Lake and
Swains Lake parks in south-central Michigan’s Jackson County with the
city of Jackson. The Trail has been dedicated as a Jackson County Park.
mission of the Friends of the Falling Waters Trail, a 501c3 nonprofit
organization, is to raise funds and public awareness for the development
and improvement of the Falling Waters Trail County Park. We have received
overwhelming support from citizens in the Jackson, Concord and Spring
Arbor areas. We hope you will join them in supporting the construction
of the Falling Waters Trail.
Falling Waters Trail is a 10.5 mile linear non-motorized County Park
based on the old Michigan Central railroad bed. It runs between Weatherwax Drive and the Village of Concord, Michigan. This Trail
connects Summit, Spring Arbor and Concord townships and crosses Lime
Lake on an old
causeway. It connects at its east end to Jackson’s Inter City Trail
which continues east three miles into downtown Jackson. You will find
bicycle lanes painted throughout the city for safe cycling.
Join us on Sunday, October 13,
2013 for the 5th running of the Friends of the Falling Waters
Trail—Wild Life Marathon
Help make your commitment for a major running event in 2013.
The purpose of this annual event is
to raise funds to help maintain the Falling Waters Trail and to
support local community and county park improvements to the trail.
for more info.
EYES AND EARS ON THE TRAIL
Safety is always a top
priority for us on the Falling Waters Trail. To support law
enforcement agencies that spend some time on the trail,
we'd like to begin an organized effort to have volunteers on the
trail to help insure a pleasant experience. If you're
available, give Parks Director, Brandon Ransom, a call at
Friends of the Falling Waters Trail
c/o Jackson County Parks
1992 Warren Ave
Jackson MI 49203