Mike Levine Lakelands Trail Project Announces Heritage Project

The Mike Levine Lakelands Trail announced Thursday its plans for a Heritage Project. Operated by the Michigan History Center, the goal of the MLLT Heritage Project is to ignite pride, promote preservation and inspire learning. According to the team, the product will include interpretive panels, art and informational booths that tell the story of the Stockbridge Community.

Lakelands Trail State Park–officially the Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park since January 20, 2017–is a multi-use trail converted from abandoned railroad corridors that runs east-west through Stockbridge. It is currently 20 miles, but in 2019 it is being extended toward Jackson and is expected to be about 34 miles long when finished.

Joshua Kaminski said, “The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is gathering ideas of what historical landmarks and events to highlight along the length of the trail. A meeting is being held to gather information from the community on the heritage stories that took place along the trail corridor.”
The Stockbridge Area Genealogical-Historical Society will host the meeting, on Wednesday, March 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stockbridge Library. The public meeting is not exclusive to Stockbridge history, and open to surrounding areas.
For more information, people can visit the MLLT Heritage Project Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MLLTHeritageProject, or reach out to Joshua, jkamins9@emich.edu, or Dan Spegal, spegeld@michigan.gov.

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