Mid Michigan College recently received a $3,000 grant from the Clare County Community Foundation. The grant is funded by the Ashcraft Fund, Youth and Recreation Fund, and the Healthy Youth Healthy Seniors Fund.
The Clare County Community Foundation strengthens our community by providing leadership, fostering collaboration on local needs and issues, and encouraging a legacy of giving through grants, scholarships, and events.
“Mid is committed to offering recreational opportunities that appeal to community members, and fostering partnerships with local area organizations,” noted Scott Mertes, Vice President of Community Outreach & Advancement at Mid.
Mid’s Harrison Campus currently features a robust walking and mountain biking train system that is largely maintained by volunteers of a local mountain biking club. Three miles of walking trails and nineteen miles of mountain biking trails traverse the 560-acre campus.
The trail system provides community members with a unique walking/riding location, and is also used by local high schools and fitness organizations for a variety of races and events.
The recently completed Poet Family Outdoor Education Center (OEC) now serves as the official trail head for the system of walking and biking trails, and will soon also serve as the starting point for the disc golf course. The OEC also features restrooms that are available sunrise to sunset for trail goers.