MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Hermannator » May 10th, 2014, 4:37 pm

That is now down to four bad spots. Three of them east of South Hill Road and one just east of the Boy Scout bridge. Had to walk one of them. I would really like to see if any Boy Scout groups in Milford/ Commerce have any Eagle candidates that want to tackle another section of that trail.
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Spinwheel » August 7th, 2014, 11:07 am

Two trees down on connector near Proud Lake loop 4 - east of Old Plank. One 3 inch diameter, one 10+
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Spinwheel » November 16th, 2014, 8:30 pm

The 3 traces to the north are the new trail. This is about 1/4 mile west of Old Plank Rd. as the crow flies. Very rough ride - fat bikes would do well..

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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Spinwheel » April 19th, 2017, 9:36 am

Milford Rd. to South Hill - very damp / technically speaking, too wet.

South Hill to Old Plank - found big area of standing water near South Hill and turned around ...

Recommend using Buno Road instead of the Connector, probably for another week or two - this thing is always slow to dry after winter.
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby WICCMB » May 18th, 2017, 12:05 pm

I rode the connector on Wednesday 5/17, and it is good to go. All of the mud holes have firmed up; get out and ride!
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Highlander » September 9th, 2017, 3:26 pm

Went through the Connector today & notice a dozer went through the trail knocking a lot of small trees & brush down. Anyone know what's going on?
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Hermannator » September 9th, 2017, 5:42 pm

Probably just brush clearing. They (the Metropark) do the same for the horse trails periodically... That trail is extra wide in order to get vehicles back there and because it is a two-way trail. No tight blind corners there...
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Spinwheel » September 9th, 2017, 9:06 pm

Yep, 2-way traffic trail.... always good to keep in mind on the connector!
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby WICCMB » May 28th, 2019, 10:24 am

The Kensington Connector (between Proud Lake Recreation Area loop 4 and the Milford Rd entrance to Kensington Metropark) will be one of the trails used this coming weekend for the Milford Bike Fest and Trail Challenge event. This is not a race, but a fun family-friendly event. If you haven't ridden the connector before, you will probably be surprised that it even exists. And although it is a linear trail that is only about 2 miles long, it's has some fun sections that will get you smiling. And it keeps you out of traffic! Come ride it!

For more information about the Milford Bike Fest, click here:
https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Milford/BikeFest
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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby Spinwheel » August 17th, 2019, 2:38 pm

I reported the big down tree located West of Old Plank / South of Horse trail.........to the Kensington Metro Park Manager.

Hopefully they will be able to clear this one.

Also have been pruning back the thorns on Proud Lake loops - together with Bill's awesome mowing, the trails are in pretty decent shape.

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Re: MCMBA: Kensington / Proud Lake Connector

Postby steveracer » August 17th, 2019, 7:50 pm

Spinwheel wrote:
Also have been pruning back the thorns on Proud Lake loops - together with Bill's awesome mowing, the trails are in pretty decent shape.

Ride on!
thanks Tim!


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