Paths through greenbelt to water


Zoning ordinances will allow a single path with a 6' maximum width to the water through the greenbelt, or prohibit the construction of paths in the greenbelt.

Reasons for Recommendation

Prohibiting, or allowing only narrow paths to the water reduces the amount of impervious surface coverage in the greenbelt and helps to limit shoreline erosion and slow stormwater runoff speeds. Maintaining continuous sections of shoreline greenbelt also preserves and enhances views of the shore from the water.


7 of 7 Township Zoning Ordinances around the Lake currently meet or exceed this recommended standard - Bay Township, Charlevoix Township, Evangeline Township, Eveline Township, Hayes Township, Marion Township, South Arm Township

Jurisdictions shaded green on the map below meet or exceed the recommended standard.