Municipalities seek to establish Lake Macatawa water trail


HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — Four local governments in western Michigan are collaborating to establish a water trail on Lake Macatawa as part of an effort to designate the city of Holland as a “Pure Michigan Trail Town.”

The Holland Sentinel reports that Gov. Rick Snyder recently approved a $300,000 grant to install a universally accessible kayak and canoe launch and other recreational amenities at Dunton Park in Holland Township. Funding is still being sought for similar launches at Kollen Park in Holland, the South Shore Marina in Park Township and Ottawa County’s Historic Ottawa Beach.

Each respective local government hopes to secure grants to cover the $45,000 launches.

Holland Township secured funding for Dunton Park amid the $28 million in projects approved last week by Snyder through the Michigan’s Natural Resources Trust Fund.

——Information from: The Holland Sentinel

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