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Wheeler Creek Trails and Volunteer Info


Wheeler Creek Trails

A group of community members came together this spring to break ground on establishing trails on a 27-acre piece of property owned by Buckley Schools. The property, known to most as the “FFA Pond” will soon be a public park with about 2 miles of beginner mountain bike and multipurpose trails for the community to enjoy. The project aims to meet the need for healthy, outdoor recreational opportunities that will benefit students and their families.

The trail-building effort is currently a work in progress, led by community members with help from organizations such as Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association (NMMBA), Norte, and Northwest Education Services.

How Can I Help?

Upcoming workday Saturday Octiber 7 1pm-5pm. You can stop by anytime in that timeframe! Please bring water, wear closed toe shoes, and bring any tools you may have (loppers, rakes, garden hoes, saws, etc.)

Want to be part of the planning committee? Email Megan Armstrong at marmstrong@northwested.org to get involved!

Want to make a donation? We are raising money for picnic tables, signage, bike racks, a boardwalk, and other infrastructure for the park. Email Megan at marmstrong@northwested.org if you would like to make a donation.


When Can I Use the Trails?

The trails are in progress, so you are welcome to come check it out, but please use at your own risk. We hope to have the park ready for public use by Fall 2023!

More Info

Press Release May 16th, 2023,    Live Interview on 9&10 News May 22, 2023