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There are many ways to be involved and
stay connected with TART Trails
throughout the year.

About TART Trails

TART Trails, Inc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that formed in 1998 when four individual trail groups in the Traverse City area united to create a stronger force for recreation and alternative transportation in northwest Michigan.

Led by 5 staff and 13 volunteer board members, TART Trails’ mission is to enrich the Traverse area by providing a network of trails, bikeways and pedestrian ways; and encouraging their use.

TART Trails  is dedicated to providing recreation and transportation opportunities through preserving open space corridors, building trails and advocating for active living and outdoor recreation. Our work includes negotiating easements, hosting annual events that promote healthy lifestyles, and defending cyclist and pedestrian interests.

Recent News

Trail cleanup: All trails are open as volunteer efforts continue after the storm. View our Trail Maintenance page for updates.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 1st: The annual TART Trails’ Ambassador Meeting will be held from 5:15-6:45pm at the Traverse Area District Library. TART Board and Staff will be on hand with light refreshments to give general trail and program updates .

Saturday, September 19th: The Leelanau Harvest Tour features 20, 40, 65 & 100 mile courses all winding through Leelanau County as the colors begin to show. Proceeds benefit TART Trails.

Saturday, October 31st: The 7th annual Zombie Run 5k run/walk starts at Right Brain Brewery. Costumes are not required but are highly encouraged. Proceeds benefit TART Trails.