Traverse Area Recreational Trails (TART)

Grand Traverse Bay

Using this trail is a unique way to explore the natural beauty of the Grand Traverse area.  This paved 10.5 mile urban corridor offers sweeping views of East and West Grand Traverse Bays with plenty of other great scenery to keep you entertained along the way.

"Time To Let Go"

The TART trail passes through the popular Clinch Park Beach area.  You won't want to miss "Time To Let Go," the bronze sculpture of a parent teaching a child to ride a bicycle.

Leelanau Trail

Built on the former Leelanau Scenic Railroad, this 15.5 mile paved trail provides an exceptional recreational and environmental experience.  The route takes you through rolling hills, lush forests, sprawling orchards, peaceful meadows and a plethora of streams, lakes and ponds.

Trail to Suttons Bay - Part of TART Trail System

On the north end of the Leelanau Trail is Suttons Bay, an ideal place to relax, stroll through shops, or enjoy one of the many restaurants in the village, before heading back to Traverse City.

Betsy Valley Trail

This 10' wide trail is paved with asphalt from Frankfort to Mollineaux.  The most popular and well-traveled section of the trail is the nine miles from Frankfort to Beulah, a smooth  and leisurely ride with stunning views of Betsie Lake, Betsie River and Crystal Lake.

Petoskey Area - Little Traverse Wheelway

Matty - Very Long bridge!

This 26 mile asphalt trail travels over a mostly flat, occasionally hilly terrain.  Trail highlights include a long boardwald through a wetlands area east of Charlevoix, and the roadside park at Nine Mile Point where you can relax, picnic and explore the rocky beach along Little Traverse Bay.

Little Traverse Wheelway

The Wheelway's history dates back to the late 1800's when locals used it as a bicycling and walking path.  Although the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad and the Chicago and West Michigan Railway later developed tracks along the route, the Wheelway was reclaimed as a bicycling and waling path in the 1990's.

History of Little Traverse Bay Wheelway

The Tannery Creek Trailhead in Petoskey features a painted mural depicting the modes of transportation on the Wheelway corridor throughout its history.  The mural is located on the north side of Glen's market across from the Wheelway parking area.

Exceptional Trail inspires Biker "dancing" Gail

One of the most popular trails in Northern Michigan, the Little Traverse Wheelway takes you from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs with stunning views of Little Traverse Bay all along the way.  Bikers have been known to stop and dance on the trail out of sheer pleasure!

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