Buffalo Ridge Trail
In November of 2011 the first phase of the Buffalo Ridge Trail opened, connecting the Commons to West Middle School. Funding was secured for the South Campus entrance through a collaborative effort between the City of Traverse City, TC-TALUS/Grand Vision, Garfield Township, Munson Health Care, and TART Trails.
With funding from the Oleson Foundation, TART Trails, in partnership with Garfield Township, will launch the second phase of Buffalo Ridge Trail in 2013. to connect the Middle School to the new YMCA off Silver Lake Road.
The new Buffalo Ridge Trail will be part of a network of trails nestled between Silver Lake Road and US 37. In addition to Buffalo Ridge Trail, the new Safe Routes to School path between Wyatt and Barnes roads was completed in fall of 2012. As part of the Historic Barns Park project, the Township and Joint Recreation Authority are working to connect the Safe Routes to School path at Barnes Road to the Buffalo Ridge Trail off of Silver Drive, with a trail running parallel to Silver Lake Road.
- Flat, Paved