To provide a non-motorized recreation/nature path within the City of Fremont, Sheridan Charter Township, Dayton Township and Sherman Township for all citizens of this community and it's visitors.
About the Town & Country Path
The Town & Country Path currently entails 5.5 miles of non-motorized pathed pathway starting at the north end of Fremont and circling in and around west and southerly to Fremont Lake Park and then westerly to the Fremont Industrial Park.
Funding was awarded for
the construction of the 1st phase (Phase 1) of the non-motorized /
recreational nature path to be known as the Town and Country Path in
2003. Funding was made possible by the Fremont Area Community
Foundation, City of Fremont, Dayton Township, Sheridan Township, Fremont
Public Schools and donations from local businesses and citizens.
Phase 1 has 2 sections:
A section connecting Branstrom Park with Daisybrook and Pathfinder Elementary Schools
A section connecting the new Skate Park with Fremont Lake Park
The City of Fremont was also awarded a $130,560 grant from the Michigan
DNR Trust Funds and an additional $50,000 from the Fremont Area
Community Foundation to help construct the 1st (south) half of Phase 2
of the Town and Country Path. Local Citizens and Businesses have also
contributed over $60,000 toward the construction of Phase 2 of the Path.
Please view the Town and Country Path Map (PDF) for current and planned routes.
The City contributed the remaining $30,000 needed to complete the north
half of Phase 2, extending from the intersection of Main and Market
streets, up Market and westerly on 44th to Pathfinder School where the
northern section of Phase 1 ends. Path was installed as oppose to
Path Feasibility Analysis
A Feasibility Analysis (PDF)
for the entire path network was completed in 2008, detailing specific
planned phases of the project, which totals more than 15 miles of path. A
community phone survey was conducted this spring to determine Fremont
area citizen support for the proposed path. Here are some of the
Community Survey’s comparative results from Fremont City residents and
the residents within the entire Fremont area surveyed:
87 to 85% agree with the construction of the proposed 15-mile pathway
83 to 79% say they would personally use the path
64 to 64% use walking as recreational activity, the 1 recreational activity of those surveyed; 2nd was biking
49 to 54% were certain to vote for a 9/10ths of a mill tax levy for the construction of the path
63 to 58% were certain to vote for a 1/4 of a mill tax levy for operation and maintenance
48 to 40% had only heard of the project prior to phone survey
The Town and County Path is member to the West Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition.
Please feel free to attend a Fremont Area Park and Recreation Advisory
Committee meeting if you have other recreation ideas or would like to
propose a project or show your support. Contact the City Clerk for the next meeting date or for more information.