n The Pathways to Sleeping Bear campaign reached the $2 million milestone in private fundraising.
The first 4-mile section of trail connecting Glen Arbor to the Dune Climb opened June 2012, providing car-free access to amenities and attractions including the DH Day Campground, Glen Haven, Glen Arbor and the Dune Climb. Construction of the next 5.5-mile segment from the Dune Climb south to Empire is expected to be complete by July.
Less than $125,000 is needed to reach the $775,000 private fundraising goal to extend the trail north from Glen Arbor, through Port Oneida and on to Bohemian Road (Co Rd 669).
This past December, Rotary Charities of Traverse City awarded a $50,000 challenge grant with a 1:1 match that helped spur year-end support from 99 individual donors.