2022 Impact100 TC $112,000 Grant Recipient.
Since 2016, the Kalkaska Trail Town Partners began their efforts to bring a non-motorized, ADA accessible Trailhead to Downtown Kalkaska and eliminate “road walk” sections of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) to a safer and more natural setting along the North Branch of the Boardman River.
DNR approved the Phase I reroute in 2020. Phase II is to create a trailhead on US-131 with parking for 30 vehicles, including handicap spaces. An ADA Accessible trail, will lead to the Boardman River Boardwalk with seating space for all to enjoy nature. Impact 100 funds will be used directly for construction of the trailhead and boardwalk.
This facility will not only be a much needed asset to the NCT, but will create the ability for those who are mobility-challenged, as well as the entire community, to enjoy the Boardman River, at a location that has been too remote to access. North Country Trail Association Grant Application