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TO COLFAX TOWNSHIP
Colfax Township is situated
in the southeast corner of beautiful Benzie County in Michigan’s northwest Lower
Peninsula. Its residents enjoy the area’s quiet rural character yet have the convenience
of services offered in nearby Benzonia and the villages of Thompsonville and Beulah.
The larger cities of Manistee, Cadillac and Traverse City are an easy drive from
the township, between 29 to 39 miles away. The township is about 40% state land with
a population of 657 residents according to the 2010 census.
Colfax Township offers residents and visitors a variety of seasonal activities.
- Early spring is a great time to
enjoy the outdoors, and the township has over ten thousand acres of state land to
explore, much of it along the Betsie River. Don't forget your camera!
- In May the hunt is on for morel
mushrooms just as trilliums begin to bloom.
- During the summer the Betsie River
is well-known for canoeing, kayaking, tubing and fishing and offers many access points.
- The Betsie is a designated Natural
River and an important natural resource that runs through the entire township.
- Camping at the township’s rustic
Lake Campground on the
Betsie River and golfing at nearby Crystal Mountain Resort are also popular summer activities.
- Salmon fishing takes center stage
in September (check the DNR website for rules and dates).
- There are many trails to travel
on state land throughout the year by foot, bike or horseback and are especially spectacular
when fall colors are in full display.
- Winter months offer outdoor enthusiasts
many choices, including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing
ORVs/ATVs are permitted in the
township only on designated roads (not on state land or trails) in accordance with
the Benzie County ORV Ordinance. A current year State of Michigan ORV sticker
|NOTICES of UPCOMING EVENTS:
||Public hearing regarding the Joint
Zoning Ordinance for Colfax Township, Weldon Township, and the Village of Thompsonville.
Date, time, and location to be announced.
||Sunday, October 5, 2014 – 9th Annual
Betsie Valley Run – a great destination event! Half marathon (certified), 10K
Run/Walk, 5K Run/Walk and Child’s Mile. Presented by Friends of the Betsie Valley
District Library and Crystal Mountain Resort. Visit www.betsievalleyrun.com to learn more and register.
||Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – General
election. Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
||Summer taxes are due September
14, 2014. Since the 14th is a Sunday, the treasurer will be available to accept payments
by check or money order (no debit or credit cards) on Monday, September 15, 2014
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Colfax Township hall. The hall is located at 7607
Michigan Avenue in the Village of Thompsonville. Payments by mail must be postmarked
no later than September 15 to avoid penalty.