Kochville Township and Tittabawassee Township are pleased to announce their intentions to create the Freeland-Kochville Trail. The Freeland-Kochville Trail will be a 10-ft wide paved trail that will be universally accessible. The trail will start behind the Freeland SportsZone, cross Garfield Road and head south along the east side of this road until reaching the Consumers Energy towers. From here, the pathway will travel beneath the towers—straying from this path only briefly in order to safely cross the railroad at the current Hospital Road crossing—until reaching the existing trail in Kochville. Once the Freeland-Kochville Path is created, it will be possible to travel by trail from Freeland all the way to Kochville, and on to Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw Township, and even the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail!
Kochville and Tittabawassee Townships will each present an individual grant request for funding of this project through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF), a funding program of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) that helps Michigan communities fund acquisition and development projects for recreation. In order to properly inform the members of these two communities concerning these proposed applications—as well as to hear comments and recommendations—the townships have scheduled a joint public meeting. This meeting will be held before the Parks and Recreation Committees of Kochville Township and Tittabawassee Township. The meeting will take place at the Tittabawassee Township offices, located at 145 South 2nd Street, Freeland, Michigan, on the 4th day of February, 2014 at 7:00pm, and will be open to all members of the public.