Welcome to the official website of Forest Home Township, Michigan

Located in Antrim County, the Township is approximately 25 miles northeast of Traverse City, and is centrally located among the fifteen townships in the County.  Forest Home Township is an interior peninsula with 26.6 miles of shoreline and surrounded by numerous lakes and rivers on three sides.  Antrim County was first settled in 1849 near Elk Rapids and in 1871 Forest Home Township was organized by the Antrim County Board of Commissioners.

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Glacial Hills Spark Grant – Public Meeting Notice

A public meeting regarding the review and consideration of a proposed Michigan Spark Grant application for Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area of Forest Home Township will be held on December 1, 2022, at 7:00 PM during the regularly scheduled Township Board meeting. The Township Board will meet at the Forest Home Township Hall, located at 321 N Bridge Street, Bellaire, MI 49615. The following provides a summary overview of requested improvements to be included as part of this Spark Grant application:

  • A new picnic pavilion, ADA routes to existing restroom facilities, and a skills course track.

A draft of the proposed improvements for this grant application will be made available the during the public meeting and have been shared on the Township’s website, Glacial Hill’s website and Facebook page.

All interested persons are invited to submit their comments in person or in writing at or before the Forest Home Township Board meeting. The Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services for the Township Board meeting to individuals with disabilities who request prior notice to the Township. Individuals who require such services should contact the Township at the address listed or telephone number listed below.

Forest Home Township
321 N Bridge Street
Bellaire, MI  49615
Phone: (231) 533-8003

Terry Smith,
Township Supervisor

The Meadows Township Property – Draft Master Plan Design

The Meadows Township Property - Draft Master Plan Design

The Meadows property is located off Bellaire Highway, East of North Arms Road, and is home to 70 acres of Township owned land. Forest Home Township is exploring long-range options for public facilities and recreational improvements at the meadows through the creation of a master plan design. 

A PDF of the draft Design Plan is now available for review at the link below. The document will be presented during the December 1, 2022 Township Board meeting, where it will be considered for adoption.

The Meadows Draft Design Plan

Forest Home Township 2022 Clean-up Schedule

Area “A”
Thursday June 9, 2022
All the Village of Bellaire both Kearney and Forest Home Townships

Area “B”
Thursday, June 16, 2022
All of Forest Home Township North of Bellaire Highway (Co. Rd. 620)

Area “C”
Thursday, June 23, 2022
All of Forest Home Township South of Bellaire Highway (Co. Rd. 620)

REMINDER: Excluded from pick up are:  Tires, paint, oil, hazardous chemicals, yard waste, concrete, brick, large amounts of shingles and household trash.  Questions concerning the pick-up event should be directed to Rob (Revolution Waste) 231-342-4142 or Sue Mahan (Township Clerk) 231-533-8003.

2022 Planning Commission Meeting Schedule

January 5 – NO Meeting
February 2 – NO Meeting
March 9 – Meeting
April 6 – Meeting
May 4 – Meeting
June 1 – Meeting
July 6 – Meeting
August 3 – Meeting
September 7 – Meeting
October 5 – Meeting
November 2 – Meeting
December 7 – Meeting

Township Board Meeting Schedule 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022 – Cancelled
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Thursday, December 1, 2022