Flynn Woods

Posted on August 8, 2022

by Isaac Smith

Kevin F. Flynn was an avid cyclist who vacationed in Southwest Michigan for years. In August 2013 he passed away in a biking accident in Harbor Country, Michigan. His death came as a shock to Susan Flynn, his wife, and his four children. Through his family’s bereavement Susan Flynn helped fund the acquisition of a new 34 acre preserve for Chikaming Open Lands. A year later Flynn Woods was purchased and in 2015 the persevere was dedicated to Kevin.

In his memory Flynn Woods has been established as a safe haven for bikers on East Rd. The trail head features a bicycle repair station, as well as a pavilion and water bottle filling station. Additionally, Chikaming Open Lands has plans to put in an asphalt bicycle path to further accommodate cyclists. The Flynn family’s generosity has helped establish a wonderful preserve, a place for families to bond, and a safe hangout for cyclists. But more than that, they have created a space to remember their loved one.