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April 2018

Happy Hour for a Cause

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen, 617 Ames Street
Elk Rapids, MI 49629 United States
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Join us for a special happy hour at Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen! $10 at the door gets you yummy hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages at happy hour prices. Come to talk trails and learn about what's next for trails in Elk Rapids and beyond. Donations from Pearl's "Happy Hour for a Cause" will support efforts to close the fundraising gap for preliminary design and project costs for a trail between Maple Bay and Elk Rapids, a segment of the Traverse City…

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TART Trails’ Work Bee

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with TART Trails! TART is hosting spring work bees in various locations along the trail network on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 am - noon. If you have any questions or are interested in leading a work bee please contact Chris Kushman, TART Trails' Planning and Management Director, ckushman@traversetrails.org, 231.941.4300.  

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Leo Creek Earth Day Celebration

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Leo Creek Preserve, Leelanau Trail
Suttons Bay, MI 49682 United States

Leo Creek Preserve has partnered with the Inland Seas Education Association, Leelanau Conservation District, Leelanau County 4-H, Leelanau Montessori, Northport Energy, and Leelanau Conservancy to help celebrate Earth Day 2018! Come explore Leo Creek with your family and learn more about this unique and valuable habitat at the preserve! In addition to displays, there will be activities and demonstrations, including: - Making oyster mushroom logs - A conifer exploration - Eco scavenger hunt - Family games: learn how a tree is like a factory and become your…

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May 2018

Cinco Celebration at Ethanology

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ethanology, 127 Ames St
Elk Rapids, 49629
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¡Ole! Ethanology and TART Trails invite you to join us for a special Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! What: Celebration of Trails Cinco de Mayo Fiesta When: Saturday, May 5th, 6pm-11pm Where: Ethanology, 127 Ames St., Elk Rapids Why: Support trail planning for Elk Rapids to Maple Bay! Expect an exciting evening, featuring music from After Ours band and a special TART-edition margarita, a "TART-a-Rita!" $5 from every $10 TART-a-Rita directly supports trail planning funds for Elk Rapids to Maple Bay. This portion of trail is a major…

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Tails to Trails 5K

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Vasa Pathway Trailhead, Bartlett Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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Register Here! Join us with your four-pawed friends on Saturday, May 19th, at the Vasa Pathway for the 9th Annual Tails to Trails! This 5K fun run/walk on the scenic Vasa Pathway is a unique opportunity to mingle with other dog owners and experience the trails with your canine friend. All proceeds benefit TART Trails. Dogs will receive a goodie bag with treats and promotional dog items Professional photos with you and your dog(s) Prizes for top finishing owners and dogs…

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June 2018

Smart Commute Week

June 4 - June 8

Smart Commute Week is an annual celebration held during the first week of June. The week consists of events that promote cycling, walking, taking the bus and carpooling. Free daily breakfasts are hosted at various locations around town for smart commuters. Every year community members challenge each other to a friendly competition known as the Smart Commute Week Challenge. Registration is FREE! REGISTER HERE! 2018 Smart Commute Week Challenge Start earning points Monday, June 4th through Thursday, June 7th. Team Captains Lunch is Wednesday, May 30th from Noon-1pm at the…

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Invasive Species Training

June 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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Invasive Species ID & Mapping Training TART Trails is excited to partner with the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network to identify and create a management and removal plan for the Leelanau Trail, as well as other trails in the TART Trails Network. Are you interested in becoming an Invasive Species Specialist? Join the Invasive Species Network and TART Trails for an all-day training on invasive species. Learn about identification and treatment, mapping and how to report on invasive species with other…

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July 2018

3rd Annual Laughing Larry Ride

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hop Lot, 658 South West Bay Shore
Suttons Bay, MI 49682 United States
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The 3rd Annual Bill Hendry Foundation: Laughing Larry Bike Ride will take place July 14, 2018 to celebrate the life and legacy of a remarkable man, father, husband and papa. One of Bill's favorite things about Leelanau County was the TART Trails,which runs from Suttons Bay to Traverse City. All proceeds from this event will directly assist various TART Trails projects and help keep the trail running for all residents and visitors of Leelanau County. Event Timeline Date: Saturday, July 14,…

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Tour de TART

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 - $45

The 18th annual Tour de TART is on Friday, July 20th, 2018! REGISTER HERE! VOLUNTEER HERE! TART Trails is thrilled to host the 18th Annual Tour de TART bicycle tour on Friday July 20, 2018. More than 600 people of all ages will hit the TART and Leelanau Trails for an evening ride that begins in Traverse City at Darrow Park and ends at Village Marina & Park in the Village of Suttons Bay. Riders will enjoy two food stops along the…

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