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 they will be short in duration. Details on the ceremonial opening will be announced soon.


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 later 2021/early 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. Additional Trailhead parking is available at the On The Dunes restaurant, just north of the Trail on Haggerty Rd.


TELL ME ABOUT THE M-5 BRIDGE. — Constructed in 2018, the bridge is open and welcoming bikes, walkers, etc.  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