Frequently Asked Questions

IS THE TRAIL OPEN? — The Trail is open! There will be some periodic closings as we finish up a few Phase One items, but any closings will be brief in duration.


WHEN WILL THE TRAIL BE COMPLETED, WHAT IS PHASE TWO? — The segment of the Trail between Haggerty and Wixom Roads was recently constructed. More information is available on our Trail construction page. Two additional miles west of Wixom Road are under development, with construction anticipated in 2022.


WHERE CAN I PARK? — There is ample parking for Trail use available at the Walled Lake Trailhead site, on  Pontiac Trail just north of Maple Rd.  Other parking areas include Gunnar Mettala Park in Wixom and the east end of the ShearWater apartments, where there is a small parking lot for public use. The major parking area for the east side of the Trail is the new Trailhead at the On The Dunes restaurant, just north of the Trail on Haggerty Rd. A new connector path safely links the trailhead to the Trail itself.


CAN I HOLD AN EVENT ON THE TRAIL?  In most cases the answer is yes, but any events must be approved by the Trailway Management Council and the Trail Manager. Please email for more information.


TELL ME ABOUT THE M-5 BRIDGE. — Constructed in 2018, the bridge is open and welcoming bikes, walkers, etc.  The blue "wave panels" are currently being repainted. More information and construction updates available on our Bridge page.


CAN I DONATE TO THE TRAIL?Donations of all kinds and amounts are welcome; please click here to donate.  If you would like to discuss a larger gift, please contact us.



Please send all correspondence to:


Michigan Air Line Trailway Council

2009 Township Drive

Commerce Township, MI 48390