Boardman Lake Trail

The 2-mile heavily wooded trail along the east side of Boardman Lake was constructed in October 2005.  This northern mile of this serene trail is paved, while the southern mile is crushed limestone and boardwalks.

Access and parking at the north end is off Hannah Road just south of the Traverse Area District Library, and at the south end from Medalie Park in the Logan’s Landing area off South Airport Road.

The vision for this trail is a pathway that circles Boardman Lake, granting easy access to the library, parks, residential developments, and commercial areas including local businesses like Oryana Food Cooperative. The future loop around the lake would provide connection to NMC’s University Center and ultimately head along the Boardman River south of South Airport Road providing connections to the Boardman River Trail.

bLT bridge complete

The western portion of the Boardman Lake Trail between Oryana and 14th Street is currently under construction. The project is projected to be completed by the end of October 2014. Visit the City of Traverse City’s project page for more information. TART worked closely with the City and Lake Ridge Condominiums to secure a new and improved alignment.


Conceptual Plan Only

Conceptual Plan Only

The Boardman Lake Trail within the city limits is owned by the City of Traverse City, in partnership with Grand Traverse County and Garfield Township. TART Trails works with the City, County and Township to support the development and maintenance of the Boardman Lake Trail.

Trail Information

2 miles
Crushed limestone, Flat, Paved



Interactive Map + Directions

Other Resources

Map for Urban Trail System