10/30/2007 4:00:14 PM
"Contrary to previous reviews, since spring 2007, the surface has been redone and is good for a road bike from Indianwood until about 2 mi N of Leonard. The 1.5 mi through Oxford is asphalt. N of 2 mi N of Leonard, only a Mountain Bike (or if you're tough, a hybrid with some knobbies) is recommended. I've seen hawks, deer, and otters on this trail. It is pretty, particularly in all stretches NE of Hosner Rd. and further N past Leonard. The bridge over M24 (Lapeer Rd.) is finished in Oxford. If you are looking for any restaurants to stop at, the only places are (a) about 1.5 mi. E of the trailhead on Indianwood in Lake Orion, (b) the crossing at Burdick in Oxford, (c) about 2 blocks S of the bridge over M24 in Oxford, or about 2 mi. E of the Hosner Rd crossing on Lakeville Rd.(in Lakeville). In Leonard & Dryden they laughed when we asked about a restaurant. This is a nice ride which crosses suburban, farm, and wood land."