North Channel County Park
In December 2020, St. Clair County was awarded funding from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for an acquisition grant to purchase four parcels of land on the North Channel of the St. Clair River in Clay Township. The four parcels, totaling approximately 10 acres, are located between the Algonac Harbour Club and the MDNR Boat Launch on M-29. The $1,425,300 grant is being matched with $500,800 from the County Parks and Recreation Millage. The project was a partnership with Six Rivers Land Conservancy, Clay Township and the City of Algonac. The new County Park will be developed in phases and will include a swimming beach, kayak launch, shoreline fishing, walking trails, pavilions, a children’s playground and paved parking lot. It will also be one of the designated locations along the new St. Clair-Macomb Birding Trail, created in 2021. PARC will begin developing the property in early 2022. Public input sessions will be held to allow residents to provide feedback on park amenities and design.