Trails

Orion Township is the first Michigan community named as 2020 Pure Michigan Trail Town by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Towns with Pure Michigan designation are identified as vibrant places where trail-based tourism meets the needs of both trail users and town residents. A Pure Michigan Trail Town is a destination along a Pure Michigan Trail where users can venture off the trail to enjoy the scenery and the nearby community’s character, heritage and charm. Orion Township boasts 42 lakes, 4,247 acres of parkland and more than 50 miles of trails and paths, including the popular Paint Creek and Polly Ann Trails. The Polly Ann Trail was designated a Pure Michigan Trail in 2019. Orion Township is the only Township in the state, and the only community in Southeast Michigan, designated as a Pure Michigan Trail Town. Below are summaries of the major trail networks within the Township.