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Discussion: Stinchfield Woods Trail Closures

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Dec 6, 2020 12:48 PM # 
Vector:
FYSA: https://thesuntimesnews.com/g/dexter-mi/n/22571/u-...
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Dec 6, 2020 2:13 PM # 
igor_:
Easy to put crosses on the map for those trails. Peach Mountain is such a patchwork of parcels anyway. If they all start enforcing their boundaries there won't be much left.
Dec 7, 2020 2:01 AM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Interesting. Rule abiding users punished because some don't play nice.

Elsewhere in the park, you can find tree stands on the U of M property. I suppose those are only for viewing?
Dec 7, 2020 2:26 AM # 
igor_:
Hmm, I was wrong about parcels, now when I look it's mostly U of M property for all the areas that are shown as in bounds on our map. Not sure what happened, maybe I was looking at some old data before.
Dec 7, 2020 3:27 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Gravel pit is Wash Co, seems presumptuous of U Mich to close a trail on their piece, but maybe there's some understanding I don't know about.
Dec 10, 2020 3:43 AM # 
Vector:
The increase in the number of people from out of town visiting out here in my neck of the woods to include Stinchfield since March has been quite noticeable. Although it mainly makes my soul happy to see more people getting outdoors, I've also been worrying in the back of my mind that things like this would start happening with the increased use. Wondering why shutting people out seemed to win out over things like efforts to raise awareness, improved signage, making maps available (which clearly show off limit areas), simple two-wire fence, etc, etc. I guess its easier, but... sigh.
Dec 11, 2020 12:12 AM # 
Vector:
Update (map of the 70 acres shut down included): https://thesuntimesnews.com/g/dexter-mi/n/22676/th...
Dec 11, 2020 3:00 AM # 
igor_:
Wow that's a huge chunk of closed off land.
Dec 11, 2020 4:13 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
That is crazy and huge.
Mar 26, 2021 12:00 PM # 
Vector:
UPDATE: Good news, looks like after they install some kind of new boundary system they will reopen the trails and property section in summer: https://thesuntimesnews.com/g/dexter-mi/n/26198/up...
Nov 11, 2021 9:41 PM # 
Vector:
More drama at Peach Mountain rears it's ugly head... this time Washtenaw County is closing it off at the territorial access and putting up signs saying it's "Private Property", and that the closure is "for safety"...

https://thesuntimesnews.com/g/chelsea-mi/n/49986/r...
Nov 13, 2021 12:38 AM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Thanks for sharing, that is annoying as heck.
Nov 13, 2021 10:03 PM # 
Vector:
No problem. I will continue to monitor and may even address the issue at a county meeting if my work schedule can deconflict.

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