Winter Grooming Program

The success of our winter grooming efforts relies on the generous contributions made through the Grooming Badge program. Will you support world-class winter trail conditions by donating to our grooming program today?

Grooming Program

Find Your Trail

The TART Trails network currently consists of several multi-use trails in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties as well as a cross-town bike route. Our mission is to provide and promote a trail network that enriches people and communities throughout the greater Traverse region. Check out the map to learn more about the available trails!

Active Projects

TART Bayfront Improvement and Extension Project

Project Summary The Traverse Area Recreation Trail, lovingly called the TART, along West Bay is an icon of our region. Highlighting the incredible shoreline and drawing visitors from around the world, this two-mile section of

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Three Mile Trail Project

Connecting the Three Mile Trail to the cluster of school campuses south of Hammond Road has been a long standing and unfinished effort. Thanks to the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy’s recent establishment of the

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Nakwema Trailway

The Nakwema (nah-KWAY-mah) Trailway spans over 45 miles, joining Charlevoix and Traverse City – in between and beyond. Nakwema, Ojibwe for “where paths connect,” follows long-ago established routes through the waters and woods of northwest

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Support

Leelanau and Sleeping Bear Heritage trails go above and beyond helping to improve citizens’ health and providing direct economic value to local businesses. Taylor Stein, Professor of Ecotourism & Outdoor Recreation

Ways to Give Back

TART Trails is grateful for many years of support from a diverse group of outdoor enthusiasts who continue to support the organization with thousands of volunteer hours annually. Many volunteers work as trail builders, trail maintainers, office assistants, and board and committee members. It is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family. Whatever your age or ability, we need your help.

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