History of the Loop

Plans for the section of trail along Dendrinos Dr. and Cass to South Aiport can be viewed here.
Plans for the section of trail between 14th St. and Medalie Park can be viewed here.

In September 2017, Northwestern Michigan College Board members helped the Boardman Lake Loop take an important step forward last night as they voted unanimously to support the proposed alignment of the trail on the University Center Campus. With this vote, all of the landowners along the west side of the lake to Logan’s Landing have approved the conceptual design and committed to provide the land needed to complete the Loop.

In April 2017, the Traverse City Commission unanimously approved funding for trail engineering, authorizing staff to hire Prein & Newhof (the same firm that created the preliminary design drawings) to complete the construction drawings for the project.

In January 2017, City Commissioners identified the completion of the Boardman Lake Loop as their top priority in the Boardman Lake District. The response from the City Commission for trail development was overwhelmingly positive. Commissioners subsequently voted unanimously in support of completion of the loop around Boardman Lake.

September 2016
Packet of materials included in the presentation to the Traverse City Commission and Garfield Township Board of Trustees

July 2016
West Boardman Lake Trail Study Session Notes 6/6/2016

May 2016
TART Trails Press Release 5/26/2016 –West Boardman Lake Trail Preferred Option Available for Public Viewing
Wordle Graphic of the most commonly used words and phrases to describe what folks liked best.
Video of Prein & Newhof Presentation — 5/19/2016
Preferred Route Maps — Prein & Newhof
TART Trails Press Release 5/17/2016 — West Boardman Lake Trail Public Input Session

March 2016
Wordle Graphic of Ideas, Needs, Wants and Challenges to Trail
Public Input Shared at Public Open House 3/9/2016
Stakeholder Input Shared at Focus Group Meetings
Boardman Lake Region Non-Motorized Trails Map 3/9/2016

February 2016
Boardman Lake Trail Advisory Group Meeting Notes 2/12/2016
TART Trails Press Release 2/24/2016 — Boardman Lake Trail Public Open House
Boardman Lake Trail Open House Flyer

January 2016
TART Trails Press Release 1/27/2016 — Boardman Lake Trail Completion Kickoff

November 2015
On Wednesday, November 25th the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the award for preliminary design services for the trail from 14th St. to South Airport Road. The engineering firm, Prein & Newhof, was given the contract for design services, and we’ll be working closely with them to keep this trail development rolling.

Fall 2015
The County successfully applied for a Coastal Zone Management grant to help fund the conceptual design of the west side of the trail between 14th Street and Logan’s Landing. With additional funding support from the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority work should get underway this fall. TART Trails is excited to partner with Garfield Township, the County and the City of Traverse City to help complete the trail.

Financial assistance for the project was provided, in part, by the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, Office of the Great Lakes, Department of Environmental Quality, under the National Coastal Zone Management Program, through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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