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November 2017

Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2017
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What is #GivingTuesday? Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. Following the energy of post Thanksgiving holidays like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and is recognized as the start to the charitable season. On Tuesday, November 28th, people around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your…

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January 2018

Winter Trails Day

January 6 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Timber Ridge Resort, 4050 Hammond Road East
Traverse City, MI 49696 United States
FREE

Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 6th, from 10:30am-2pm for the 9th annual Winter Trails Day at Timber Ridge Resort which is part of National Winter Trails Month. TART Trails is teaming up with the Record Eagle, Vasa Ski Club, Einstein Cycles, NMMBA and Timber Ridge Resort to offer free trail access, introductory ski lessons, fatbike demos, guided snowshoe hikes and use of equipment rentals for those new to winter trail sports. There will be cross-country skis, snowshoes and fatbikes…

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Guided Snowshoe Hike

January 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vasa Pathway Trailhead, Bartlett Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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FREE

This is a family friendly event you don't want to miss! Meet at the Vasa trailhead warming building at 1:00 pm. Participants will need to bring their own snowshoes. There are three stacked loops, with the total distance being around 2.5 miles. We will travel at a leisurely pace. The Vasa Snowshoe Trail starts behind the grooming barn and goes up the west side of the West Branch of Acme Creek and returns down the east side. A very scenic…

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Elk Rapids to Maple Bay Happy Hour Celebration

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Townline Ciders, 11595 US 31 S
Williamsburg, 49690 United States
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Thanks to the generous support of 64 individuals, a local crowd funding campaign for the Traverse City To Charlevoix Trail raised $6,250 in December to support preliminary design for a community non-motorized trail from Elk Rapids to Maple Bay. We invite you to come celebrate this strong show of public support and kick off the new year and a great start for trails in Elk Rapids! What: Happy Hour Celebration When: Wednesday, January 24, 5:30-7:30 PM Where: Townline Ciderworks Why: Come…

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February 2018

Bower’s Harbor Vineyards Snowshoe Hike

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bowers Harbor Vineyard, 2896 Bowers Harbor Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States
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FREE

Enjoy the winter weather and get some fresh air for a great cause! Bower's Harbor Vineyards will be hosting a snowshoe hike through their vineyards on Saturday, February 3rd from 2-5 pm. Please bring your own snowshoes (or hiking boots) or rent a pair from Brick Wheels or Don Orr Ski 'n Beach Haus. Don't forget to dress for the elements. Snowshoe along the Interpretive Nature Trail and hike through the vines. The trail provides explorers with a better knowledge of the vineyards and also the…

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March 2018

Grooming Appreciation Party

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Blue Tractor, 423 S Union St
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
FREE

Please join TART Trails, Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association and the  groomers on Wednesday, March 14 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Blue Tractor to show you our appreciation. Let's celebrate another amazing season on winter trails. It proved to be another unpredictable winter, with a few major mood swings from Mother Nature. The one thing that remains consistent is your strong support for winter trails. Thanks to individuals like you, we have had a record year of support for the grooming badge…

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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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$10

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 trail planning efforts and project costs for a trail between Maple Bay and Elk Rapids, a segment of the Traverse City to Charlevoix Trail. There are many…

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TART Trails’ Work Bee

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

Due to weather, we have decided to CANCEL the annual Spring Work Bee. Our scheduling just doesn't work out with Mother Nature's plans this year. Please stay tuned for other Work Bees along the trail network once all the snow and ice melts. If you have any questions or are interested in leading a work bee please contact Kate Lewis, TART Trails' Marketing & Events Coordinator, kate@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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