B2B: Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail development continues at a rapid pace

Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail development continues at a rapid pace with construction underway on the path from the City of Chelsea toward Dexter. This 2.1 mile segment beginning at Freer Road and ending at Lima Center Road is targeted for completion this summer. It is just one of many active B2B projects led by the Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission with support from many organizations including the Washtenaw County Road Commission, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources5 Healthy Towns Foundationand the City of Chelsea.

Critical private sector funding and support has come from the Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative and many local businesses and individuals.

This collaborative community effort will provide safe recreational paths and commuter routes as cities, towns and parks are connected by the B2B. For more information 

The Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) is a 70-mile, non-motorized, 10-foot wide ADA compliant pathway that connects many cities and parks throughout Washtenaw County. Visit Trail Projects page for more information about current and planned trail construction. By connecting and showcasing local communities, HWPI hopes to encourage healthy and active lifestyles, while also promoting economic development.

The completed B2B will feature The Huron River Greenway with eight themed bridges spanning the Huron River between Ann Arbor and Dexter, and The Huron Waterloo Loop, a continuous 44-mile pathway passing through the Waterloo and Pinckney State Recreational Areas and including a portion of the existing Lakelands Trail.

Photo: B2B Groundbreaking Dexter-Chelsea Road – from left to right: John Mann (Chelsea State Bank), Peter Sanderson (WCPARC), Lew Kidder (HWPI), Amy Heydlauff (5 Healthy Towns), Coy Vaughn (WCPARC), John Hanifan (City of Chelsea), Rob Mahan (HWPI), Jeff Hardcastle (HWPI), Roy Townsend (WCPARC), Matt Pegouskie (5 Healthy Towns).