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Polly Ann Trail, Leonard

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#65 of 76 in Trails in Michigan
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Polly Ann Trail begins in Orion Township and continues northeast through Oxford, Addison, and Leonard to the Oakland-Lapeer county line at Bordman Road. Potential connections include the Paint Creek Trail, Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Macomb Orchard Trail, Clinton River Trail, County Parks, and numerous recreational and public places.

The trail surface is crushed aggregate and some asphalt surface in densely populated areas. The new trail surface will be monitored and compacted as necessary. A separate path for horses is planned on the north segment of the trail. Preliminary development is complete, including foot bridges and some signage.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk year round. Motorized vehicles are prohibited. Dogs should be leashed and under control. Do not litter or disturb vegetation or wildlife. Hunting is not allowed. All users yield to horses; cyclists yield to all other users. Helmets for riders are not required, but are recommended. Please be courteous to your fellow users and adjacent property owners.

There are public parking area options along the trial, especially in Oxford and Orion Township. The Blanka Trailhead in Leonard is the best place to park. It is large enough to accommodate horse trailers and has a rest room. Please obey local ordinances and do not park on private property. For details on access and parking, please download the Polly Ann Trail map.

The Polly Ann Trail is part of an important network of trails and greenways in Southeastern Michigan. Public demand for trails in the region has increased steadily in recent years. Trail benefits are well documented: Trails provide affordable and easily accessible recreation, and boost the local economy and tourism; they also increase property values. Trails are a safe alternative transportation for pedestrians and provide numerous health benefits. Lastly, trails support environmental protection and preservation.
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  • Polly Ann trail beautiful, quiet country walk.. or bike ride .. riders on horseback might even pass you by  more »
  • My wife and I have ridden most of the rail trails in MI. and loved this one. Started at Waldon and Joslyn and rode a little north of Leonard. Trail conditions were very good. Lots to see along the...  more »
  • A very nice bicycle riding trail. It goes though woodlands and is very picturesque. Part of the trail is paved in asphalt but most of the trail is stone or dirt. Not too many people riding on the.....  more »

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