White Pine Trail Open in Winter
Dave Heyboer wants people to know the White Pine Trail is open in the winter. Heyboer, chairman of the Friends of the White Pine Trail, plows a six foot wide section of the Trail from downtown Comstock Park to north of Rockford which can be used for hiking, biking and running. The other side of the trail can be used for skiing and snowshoeing. The Trail is plowed when there is over two inches of snow, after snow has stopped.
Heyboer said he doesn’t know of any other trails in the in the area that are plowed for winter use, and noted that all work by the Friends of the White Pine Trail, including plowing snow, is volunteer.
Heyboer said it’s important that trail users move out of the way for snow removal equipment. He also said that to report problems such as fallen trees, trail users can go to the web site www.whitepinetrail.com and call or send an email, or go to the White Pine Trail Facebook page and send a message. He said it’s helpful to send a picture of the problem. He also said that trail users who see questionable activity on the Trail should call 911.
There is a do-it-yourself bicycle repair station available at the intersection of the Trail and Lamoreaux Ave. NE by Dairy De-Lite in downtown Comstock Park that the Comstock Park Development Authority installed in the summer of 2017.