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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49755            July 21, 2016

The North Western State Trail is now complete

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that the North Western State Trail bridge projects are finished and the trail is completely open from Petoskey to Mackinaw City. The Carp Lake River Bridge replacement was the final piece of the trail improvement project located in Carp Lake Township.

This bridge project is part of the 32-mile North Western State Trail, located on the former Grand Rapids to Mackinaw railroad between Petoskey and Mackinaw City. The bridge replacement completes an extensive regional trail network connecting Petoskey, Mackinaw City, Cheboygan, Gaylord and Alpena. The trail is open year-round to all non-motorized users, and snowmobiles from Dec. 1 to March 31.

“The Carp Lake River Bridge was the last major piece of the 188-mile trail network,” said Emily Meyerson, the DNR's northern Lower Peninsula trails coordinator. "You can now ride a bike on a trail from Alpena to Charlevoix."

A ribbon-cutting celebration for the North Western State Trail will take place later this year. The trail improvements and bridge replacement were funded primarily by the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and the Recreation Improvement Fund.
For more information, contact Emily Meyerson at or 231-330-2795.
Learn about the state's other recreational trail opportunities at

Clean It.  Drain It.  Dry It.
Boats • Trailers • Jet Skis • Kayaks • Boots
Anything that goes from one body of water to another!
• • •   Douglas Lake Merchandise Sale   • • •
Get your 2017 Calendar before they are gone!
Saturday, July 23   •   10:00 am to Noon
at DL Store #5 - storage area beside Pellston Lodge (1600 US 31, Pellston)
Enter from Douglas Lake Rd - Use the drive behind the motel
See the full merchandise schedule on our website
Northwoods Art Fair 2016 at Douglas Lake, Saturday, August 6, 9am - 4pm
10810 Northwoods Shores Dr, Pellston, MI 49769, Stovers, 231-539-8280
UMBS - Biological Station Summer Lectures
One of the upcoming lectures is August 2 at 7:30 pm - Gates Lecture Hall
Inside the Flint Water Crisis   •   presented by Elin Betanzo
See the full Lecture Calendar on the UMBS website
Uncommon Loon film - Sunday August 7 at 7:30pm
UMBS Gates Lecture Hall
The Uncommon Loon is a 56-minute film that follows a loon family through the nesting season. The setting is Round Lake, just outside of Petoskey. This documentary also features other species, including sandhill cranes, snapping turtles, and herons, which share the loons’ wetland habitat, and emphasizes the vital importance of the South Round Lake Marsh, critical to the survival of the loons and their neighbors, and to the health of the lake. Afterward, the filmmaker will take questions about loons, Looncorps, his organization that focuses on recovering lost loon territories, and related subjects.
Jeff Lange  â€¢  •  Preserve~Protect~Restore Loon Territories
Reminder: Contact our designated Loon Ranger, Rich Gedert,
at 231-537-3269 with any loon issues on Douglas Lake.
Great Lakes Buoys - UMBS at Douglas Lake - click here for conditions
Rental: Douglas Lake Pontoon Rental, Latitude 45 Cycle & Sport, Powers Equipment, and Rental Express ... click here
DLIA Annual Meeting • Sunday, Aug 21 at 2:00pm • Registration 1:30
Douglas Lake Improvement Association    â”€   Dues are $25 a year 
Mail dues to DLIA, PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769

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eNews - Holly Gedert
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