Bring rail-trail through Clare

December 27, 2012

To the Editor,


It is reassuring to read that local business owners are concerned about bringing more potential customers to the City through their enthusiastic support of the development of the “Clare Gap”.

Clare County Parks and Recreation Commission has worked long and hard with various state and local groups to make the connecting link a reality.

CCP&RC has no financial stake in this process; but, was able to see that a formal and identifiable extension through the City would bring additional traffic to this city and to communities both east and west of Clare thus contributing to their financial well-being .

This community could be both a start and end point for users on the trail. Fortunately there is ample parking in the many convenient parking lots immediately adjacent to McEwan Street in the down town area. The Cities of Farwell and Coleman have been thrilled with the development of the trail through their communities!

Hopefully Clare will someday reach that same point of enthusiastic support at all levels.



Gerald Schmiedicke,


Clare County Parks and Recreation Commssion

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2 Responses to Bring rail-trail through Clare

  1. LibertarianMama

    December 29, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I’m a little concerned about the proposed changes to the streets downtown. I understand they are kicking around making certain streets one-ways. It would be nice to have been notified of the meeting that took place, especially for the citizens who would be directly effected by the proposed traffic changes on adjacent streets. You would think formal notice of the meeting would be sent if something is being discussed which would directly effect citizens in the area.

  2. bigd

    December 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I believe that meetings are held every month in the city. Are you a little concerned or just concerned? If you would attend the meetings that are open to the public, no formal notice needed, you could follow the agenda. No special treatment needed, you can attend and present any ideas w/out special invite.