$700,000 in federal funding set aside for new 6-mile trail at Belle Isle

DETROIT - Belle Isle will get a new six-mile, multi-use loop trail around the Detroit park. .

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced $750,000 in federal funding, which will be matched by private investments, to develop the trail.

The funding is provided by the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund State & Local Assistance Program.

“Belle Isle is a crown jewel in the City of Detroit.” said Stabenow. “It’s exciting to see how this and other investments are making Belle Isle an even better destination for families in the city and across the region.”

“Belle Isle gives families the opportunity to explore Michigan’s history and natural beauty on the international waters of the Detroit River,” said Peters. “Thanks to this funding, the jewel of Detroit – Belle Isle – can continue to make upgrades to existing facilities, giving area families a vibrant state park and boosting the economy by attracting new visitors from around the country.”

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