Butterflies_N_Daisies wrote:I'd like to ride this connector to Proud Lake. Where is the best place to park to access the connector? Can you clearly describe how the connector intersects with Proud Lake? Having trouble making out the Proud Lake maps. Thanks.
You could park at Dairy Queen on Milford Road... or ride in from Kensington Metro Park on the paved paths...
The connector is directly across the street from Dairy Queen. Ride through the stop light east on East Huron River Parkway, looking to your left you'll see both the Mountain Bike trail and the Horse trail.
Riding east on the connector you'll cross South Hill Road and the trail will later turn south, cross the horse trail, and eventually dead end at Old Plank Rd. Cross the road - keep going about 1/4 mile and the trail T-'s into Proud Lake Loop 4. These loops are directional - Loop 4 bikes go counter-clock-wise so you have to turn right at the T. Get your climbing legs on at this point!
PM me your email address and I will send you a map-set I made a few years ago to help people learn how to navigate Proud Lake and recognize its land-marks, with time and discovery you won't feel so lost out there.