Trail Benches

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

Cost: $2,500

Timeline: The timeline for installation can vary widely based on selected location.

Bench location: We have identified several locations where benches are needed. We can also help match additional locations if you have one in mind. TART staff is happy to visit the trail with you to coordinate a bench location.

Bench style & plaque: Each trail has a unique bench style and plaque.

Plaque text: Plaques are 3”x 5” with no set character limit. Keep in mind letters get smaller to accommodate verbiage as needed. Graphics can be accommodated.

Directions: Contact Kate at or 231.941.4300 for more information.

For benches on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, please contact the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes at