Township Recreation Director and Harbor Master is Max Heil
The Recreation Committee is comprised of the various recreational groups, clubs, organizations, and residents in Clark Township and meets quarterly to review how the recreational needs and desires of the community are being addressed. The committee provides advice and recommendations for the Clark Township 5-Year Recreation Plan.
From its earliest days the Township and Les Cheneaux Islands have been a recreational outpost for vacationers, tourists, visitors, and residents. Boating, sailing, hunting, snowmobiling, skiing, pickleball, swimming, fishing, hiking, tennis, golf, ORV, kayaking, canoeing, and biking show the variety of recreational opportunities available throughout the Township. These activities also support the economic and business development of the community.
Recreation--indoors and outdoors--is vital to the health of young and old. The Recreation Committee and the Township continue to work to provide a variety of recreational activities and opportunities.
Groups and organizations that affiliate:
- Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club
- Les Cheneaux Islands Wildlife
- Les Cheneaux Yacht Club
- Les Cheneaux Golf Course
- Les Cheneaux Bike Path
- Les Cheneaux Community Foundation
- Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce
- Les Cheneaux Community Schools
- Les Cheneaux Lions Club
- Les Cheneaux Area Friends of the Trails
- Snows Heritage Park
- MSU Extension
- Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians
- Little Traverse Conservancy
- Peek-a-Boo Hill Trails Committee
- The Nature Conservancy
- Great Lakes Boat Building School
The 2021 Chairperson is Lynn Brown, and the Vice-Chairperson is Sarah Reding.
Meetings are held quarterly in January, April, July, and October, usually the third Wednesday at the month at the Township meeting room. Interested persons are welcome to join.
Recreation Plan for 2018-2022
Non-Motorized Plan for 2015-2035
Minutes & Agendas
Apr. 21, 2021 - Agenda - Minutes
July 14, 2021 - Agenda - Minutes
Oct. 20, 2021 - Agenda - Minutes
Peek-a-Boo Hills Trails Committee
The Peek-a-Boo Hill Trails committee is working to develop a 3-to-4-mile all-season non-motorized bike trail at Peek-a-Boo Hill. Clark Township in 2021 was recommended for a DNR Trust Fund grant of $267,000 for development of the trail in 2022. More than $67,000 was donated by area residents, businesses, and financial institutions to secure the grant.
The trail is planned to include a ‘Black Diamond’ segment (light green on the map) for the more experienced mountain bike rider. Also, the all-season trail will be developed for cross country skiing and hiking as the mountain bike trail will use the former cross country ski trail for its base.
The blue trail is the major bike route. The double line (green and yellow) starting at P is showing ADA access from the track parking lot to the trail opening. The red line is the boundary outline of the entire site. The map was developed by a DNR Trails Specialist.
The 2022 committee meets on an ‘as-needed’ basis for the trail development project. Members include: Sarah Reding, Max Heil, Sue Bakkila, Jordon Huff, Pat Wilson, Gil Newbury, Kristi Merritt, Dave Murray, and several ad-hoc members.