Cannon Township has an active Recreation Committee that oversees its parks, trails, pickleball courts, and other recreational offerings. Cannon has a wide assortment of recreational opportunities from the many lakes and streams that offer boating and fishing to miles of paved trails. In addition to a significant portion of the Cannonsburg State Game Area, Cannon Township is also home to three County Parks – Pickerel Lake, Luton Mountain Biking Park, and Townsend Park.
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee is composed of members of the Township Board and interested citizens. Its purpose is to research and analyze recreational issues in the Township and make recommendations to the Township Board.
Committee: Joe Gavan (Chair), Cy Balk, David Spencer, Mary Hefferan, Dave Heyboer, Andy Vredenburg, Brian Mulligan, Dave Suchanek, Todd Olson, Hank McNeil, and Rick Engvall
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The five-year Recreation Plan was approved in 2021. A copy of the plan can be viewed by clicking here. Please be aware that Cannon Township’s non-motorized ordinance applies to all trails in the township. Click here to view the ordinance. Enjoy Cannon’s wonderful trail system, and please remember to clean up after your dogs.
Cannonsburg Village to Cannonsburg Ski Resort. The Parks & Recreation Committee has applied for grant funding from the Michigan DNR Trust Fund that, if received, will enable the Township to begin construction on this important extension of the trail in 2024. As a result of the Grand River Greenway Project, Cannon Ski Resort will serve as a hub where trails connecting Cannon, Plainfield and Ada Townships come together. Greenway Link: https://www.kcpf.org/upcoming-projects
The township recently constructed an enclosure, which houses a porta-potty, along the trail in the Cannonsburg Cemetery on Sunfish Road – essentially the halfway point between the township campus and the Honey Creek Inn.
We had hoped to begin construction on the Luton Park-to-Courtland section this spring but have been unable to secure easements for our preferred path, which runs north of Kies Street and ends up on the north side of Meadow Ridge Elementary School. We hope to avoid running that section in the right-of-way along Kies given how close homes are to the road. We’ll keep you posted on our progress. Look for construction to begin in 2024.
On October 7, 2023, Cannon Township officially cut the ribbon on eight pickleball courts located at the township campus. Naming opportunities for the complex, individual courts, and adjacent amenities including the bleachers and benches are still available. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact Joe Gavanor Cy Balk firstname.lastname@example.org.