Parks & Recreation

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: Todd Olson (Chair), Cy Balk, David Spencer, Mary Hefferan, Dave Heyboer, Andy Vredenburg, Brian Mulligan, Dave Suchanek, Hank McNeil, Mary Sherzer, and Rick Engvall


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Cannon Trail

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:

Mid-Trail Potty Break

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.

Luton Park-to-Courtland Trail section

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.

Pickleball Courts

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.

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