IMPORTANT REMINDER: CANNON TOWNSHIP'S NON-MOTORIZED ORDINANCE APPLIES TO ALL TRAILS IN THE TOWNSHIP. Click here to view the ordinance.
The main portion of the Cannon Township Trail is four miles long. It runs from the parking lot at Cannon Township Center to Townsend Park. In 2010, the trail was extended north along Myers Lake Avenue by the construction of an eight-foot wide sidewalk partially paid for through a grant from the Michigan Department of Energy. This sidewalk also runs to the west along Belding Road to Lake Bella Vista Drive. Another extension of this trail will occur in 2020 from 9 Mile and Los Altos Drive heading north and ending at Hickory Drive. This will connect our trail system to Luton Park. Eventually we will extend this trail to connect to the City of Rockford and the White Pine Trail.
Another trail segment runs along Belding Road on the south side of Bostwick Lake. This segment informally connects to other walking trails around the lake. In 2014, trail construction through an easement on two properties on the north side of the lake allows the public to travel from Davies Drive to Northport Drive.
Cannon Township approved a partnership with the West Michigan Chapter of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association. We constructed a mountain bike trail approximately a mile long on the property at the Township Center.
Cannon Township owns two parks. One is a small park on Bostwick Lake and the other is a developing park on the Township Center property
Kim M. McKay,
Treasurer, Recreation Committee Chair