Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact the TART Trails office at info@traversetrails.org or 941.4300 for more information regarding any of these sponsorship opportunities.

Sign Sponsorship

Trail users benefit from signage that helps orient them along the trail and makes them know where they are, where they can get to and all there is along the way. The new signs are installed on the Leelanau Trail and on the TART Trail from Carter Rd to Bunker Hill Rd. Sign sponsors are recognized as members of TART Trails’ Sustainer’s Circle of Donors and are invited each year to TART’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. If you are interested in becoming a sign sponsor please contact the TART Trails office at info@traversetrails.org, 231.941.4300.


Trail Benches

A bench on the trail in honor or memory of a loved one or co-worker is a wonderful way to support trail maintenance while providing a tangible and lasting amenity for all trail users. Benches are made of pressure treated wood that will last for decades and are installed when the weather permits. The $2,000 bench sponsor cost includes a plaque with your sentiments. TART Trails staff will work with you on the location of the bench.


Mile Marker Sponsorship

Display your support for TART Trails to the many thousands of trail users by sponsoring a mile marker along the Leelanau, TART, Boardman Lake, or Mall trail. You will be ensuring access to trails for your friends, neighbors and customers. All funds are designated for trail maintenance. A one-year mile marker sponsorship is $1,500.

Mile marker sponsors get a sign with their logo or sentiments for one year and are recognized as a TART Trails Sustainer’s Circle member. As a sponsor, you also receive an invitation to Oktoberfest, our annual donor appreciation event. Each fall we gather to thank our Sustainer’s Circle donors ($1,000+), announce the recipient of the Jim Mudgett Trail Pioneer Award, and provide an update on TART’s accomplishments and plans for the future.


Vasa Kilometer Marker Sponsorship

Vasa Kilometer Marker Sponsorships are available each winter along the Vasa Pathway. Proceeds from the Vasa K-Markers are designated for grooming. K-Marker sponsorship is $250 and includes a sign on the Vasa Pathway for the North American Vasa race, emailed grooming reports, and a grooming badge for the season.

PLEASE NOTE: The DNR does not allow business names on the K-Marker signs, however nonprofit organizations, schools and personal names are acceptable.


Event Sponsorship Opportunities 

TART Trails hosts several events to encourage active transportation and to experience the trails on bicycle and foot. Tails to Trails, a Four Paw 5K Run/Walk in May; Smart Commute Week in June; and Tour de TART in July. To learn more please contact Kate Lewis at kate@traversetrails.org, 231.941.4300.