The Friends of the Paint Creek Trail is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization created to give Trail users the opportunity to help plan for the future of the Trail and to assist with its environmental stewardship. Our mission is to promote the usage, maintenance, improvement, and enjoyment of the Trail.

Working with the Paint Creek Trailways Commission and Trail Management, we have organized trail rides, walks, and Trails Day events. 

We also created and maintain the 

on the Trail in Rochester Hills. Volunteers from the Friends care for the plants, replace or add plants as needed, and provide maintenance to keep the garden looking nice. As such, we are always looking for more volunteers to help us keep the special place looking good.

Members serve as Trail ambassadors. They participate in quarterly meetings where they provide input on Trail management, and suggest, plan and volunteer to help with fun events. Meetings are generally held in person at the Paint Creek Cider Mill or via web conferencing.

Merchandise sales, donations, and special events provide fund-raising opportunities. This enables the Friends to sponsor events and projects, and install bike FIXIT stations, bike racks, and water fountains … all for the enjoyment of Trail users.

Membership is free. However, donations are appreciated and increase the effectiveness of our activities. All donations are tax-deductible-eligible.

        Elected Board of Directors and Officers

Louis Carrio, President   
     Mike Jahn, Vice-President
Manuela DellaTorre, Secretary
Matt Reimann, Treasurer 
Dan Butterworth   Anne Jahn

Friends of the PCT Bylaws Aug 20, 2020

The Friends meet at least quarterly at the Paint Creek Cider Mill in the meeting room on the main floor at 6:30 PM, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public.

The next meeting is scheduled for

June 20, 2024

Meeting Minutes

Minutes 2020 to 2023


Joining the Organization

Here is a FLYER about the organization and a MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION to send in or bring to the next meeting:

Friends Info Flyer

Membership Application

Send by mail or take a picture and send it via email to paintcreektrailfriends@yahoo.com

Trail-Branded Merchandise

The Friends design, produce and sell a variety of Trail-branded merchandise such as hats, hoodies, and T-shirts. The following are usually on display and available at various events held during the year:

Hats $10   T-Shirts $15  Hoodies $25

They may also be purchased in the Paint Creek Trail Offce, physically located at 4480 Orion Road. Office hours are limited so please call 248-651-9260 to determine when you can make your purchase.

Proceeds support the Friends of the Paint Creek Trail. PayPal and major credit cards may be used for purchases.

The Friends also receive support from local businesses such as those listed that supported our 2022 Tour de Trail Event

Trail Safety & Etiquette Tri-fold Brochure

These can be obtained at no cost from the Paint Creek Trail Office

Safety Brochure

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