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Clinton River Trail

The Clinton River Trail is a rail-trail that extends across 16 miles of Oakland County, Michigan, through suburban, urban and rural portions of Detroit's northern suburbs.  The CRT is part of a planned cross-state trail, the Great Lake to Lake Trail, which will extend from Port Huron to South Haven when completed.  Sylvan Lake purchased their portion of rail-trail in 2002 with grant funds.

Back in May 2014, with assistance from the Friends of the Clinton River Trail and Oakland County Tri-Party funds Sylvan Lake received a HAWK signal to assist trail users in crossing Orchard Lake Road.  FCRT helped Sylvan Lake in applying for and receiving the UPS grant to provide the remaining funding for the HAWK Signal.  Watch this video to see how the signal works.

Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT)is an all-volunteer, non-profit citizen group with a membership of over 450 people from communities on, or near, the Clinton River Trail (CRT). They are committed to promoting the Clinton River Trail as a safe and enjoyable recreational destination.

Membership in the Friends of the Clinton River Trail is free.  New members may join and/or donate on-line at

Trail   Lake to Lake Trails

“The Great Lake-to-Lake Trails.

The Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance, a nonprofit organization and the statewide for non-motorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote multi-use trails for a healthier and more prosperous Michigan. They have five trail routes that go from lake-to-lake.  Sylvan Lake is Route 1 going from South Haven to Port Huron.  They are working on a logo an