The 17-mile Leelanau Trail provides a paved off-road connection between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. Running through the last of Leelanau County’s former railroad corridors, the Leelanau Trail features picturesque forests, farms, vineyards, lakes and ponds.
During the winter, the Leelanau Trail is groomed for cross-country skiing from the Cherry Bend trailhead to 4th St. just south of Suttons Bay.
PARKING: There are three trailheads for parking along the trail at Cherry Bend Road, Fouch Road, and 4th Street in Suttons Bay.
Keswick Methodist Church, on Center Hwy between Fort and Revold Rd, welcomes trail users to use their lot.
RESTROOMS: During the summer months, there is a porta-john located along the trail at the DeYoung Natural Area about one mile north of the Cherry Bend Road parking lot. In Suttons Bay, public restrooms are available seasonally at the village marina. All year, trail users may use the restrooms at Inland Seas Education Association, conveniently located at the trail’s end, across M-22 next to Boone’s restaurant. ISEA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00-5:00 pm with plenty of bike parking available at the lower level entrance.
BIKE-N-RIDE: Bike there. Bus back. Try BATA’s new Bike-n-Ride. TART is proud to collaborate with BATA on their new Bike-n-Ride transportation program. Click Here to learn more about how you can explore Traverse City and Suttons Bay in comfort and convenience. This service is offered through September 1, 2013.
The Leelanau Trail is owned and maintained by TART Trails.
- 15.5 Miles
- Flat, Paved