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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby Steve_Balogh » January 22nd, 2012, 9:13 pm

The weatherman was right about more snow being south. Just a little bit more than around my house in Canton and what I rode yesterday at Commerce. Looks like there was a 5k running race while I was there, and a few XC skiers were also out there, no other bikers. Still fresh powder and the temps stayed under 30F as I left around 3:30. Found plenty of fresh snow to ride that no one touched.
Some of the ridges were tricky, sometimes had to stop and walk a few as it was tough keeping the rear wheel from sliding off the edge. Finally found the other entrance to the advanced section shown in the pic below. That area was a bit crunchy, but no where on the trail did I find any ice.

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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby Steve_Balogh » August 29th, 2012, 5:26 pm

Had the day off, took a ride at Adrian. A lot of the trails were nice with a bit of moisture in them. Unfortunately, I believe I lost my EcoDrive watch there, has a black vinyl-like band. Please PM me if anyone finds it.
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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby AllMountin' » September 16th, 2012, 10:53 pm

Trail conditions are pretty good. Some duff on the tread, as it doesn't get the traffic volume of most trails. Mostly clear of deadfall, with a few chainring eating log crossings, but they may be intentionally left. You can tell this trail is designed/maintained by some tech oriented riders.

Be careful on the switch descent. There are some pretty sandy turns in there.

Managed to link together much of this trail into a coherent loop. It is a fractured section trail, but carefully following arrows and doing a bit of exploring can sort much of it. Come here with an adventurous spirit. I discovered some really interesting segments in the low lying swampy area, which are pretty techy. Also, the advanced segment with the bridges/berms that runs behind the soccer fields on the West end of the park.

Did some fooling around on a couple of my favorite features. There is a lot more tech out there than what is in this video:



Do yourself a favor and check out this trail.
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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby ChrisInYpsi » May 18th, 2013, 10:10 pm

Would like to check out this trail. Haven't been able to find a map online. Does anyone know of one?
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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby Steve_Balogh » May 19th, 2013, 5:55 pm

ChrisInYpsi wrote:Thanks Steve. Was searching for a trail map actually.

I rode Heritage for a few hrs this morning. I had no idea where to go, and there were MANY unmarked intersections so I was blindly winding my way along. Some very nice flowy singletrack w a bunch of cool techy stuff too. I need to visit again or ride w someone who knows their way around since I'm sure I missed a few sections.

I lost my bike computer somewhere on the trail. No idea where. If anyone finds a Planet Bike Protege 9 computer w a stem mount please let me know.


I'm not sure I've ever seen a trail map, most of what I know is from the races and group winter night rides when the park is lit up with Christmas lights, and just exploring. One of the few trails out there you can do that with, a little bit like Bloomer Park. I might be up for an Adrian ride next Saturday. Let me know.
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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby Steve_Balogh » May 19th, 2013, 6:02 pm

ChrisInYpsi wrote:Managed to find a map online (after my ride this morning of course...). I definately missed a loop or two.



By the way, I forgot to mention in my previous post that the mosquitos were horrible this morning. Make sure to bring spray or you'll come out of the trail a pint or two low.


I wonder how accurate that map is regarding "hiking" vs "Hiking and Biking" trails. The upper left corner of that map I saw "No Bike" signs there when I did their last race. I've always avoided that loop. Didn't realize the boardwalk is a hiking trail. Anyone else know?
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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby ChrisInYpsi » May 23rd, 2013, 9:27 pm

Steve_Balogh wrote:I might be up for an Adrian ride next Saturday. Let me know.

That's cool of you to offer Steve, but I'm planning to hit Treefarm on Sat (weather and family permitting). Maybe I'll catch a ride with you thru Heritage another time. I definitely want to get to know it better, and it seems to be well worth the drive.
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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby skieur » July 15th, 2013, 8:20 pm

The wife an I rode this for the first time since we moved to the area. There were some trees down from the recent storms. I moved what I could, but without a chainsaw I couldn't move much.
The Mosquitos were horrible. Bring bug spray

It would be nice to ride this with someone who has rode it before. I think I ended up double backing and on walking paths. I didn't come across the hill at all.
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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby blholtz » July 19th, 2013, 10:31 pm

I live 10 minutes from heritage and go their when I don't feel like driving far.

Every time I go there it's like the first time. It's not marked for crap. Nice thing is there is never anyone there so you don't gotta worry about running into any body
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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby blholtz » July 19th, 2013, 10:32 pm

Also be careful of all the poison ivy. If the skeeters don't get you the poison ivy will.
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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby skieur » July 20th, 2013, 7:57 am

blholtz wrote:I live 10 minutes from heritage and go their when I don't feel like driving far.


That's what I like about it. I have an hour drive to and from work. I don't want to drive more when I get home.

I guess it's time to man up and go take care of it myself in a few weeks when I have the time.
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Re: Mid-State: Heritage Park

Postby jmiklovic » May 2nd, 2014, 8:54 am

Sound's good. I'll look for you.
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