The 10.5 mile long TART is a paved urban transportation and recreation corridor with an eastern end point at M-72/Bates Rd in Acme Township and a western end point at Carter Rd in Traverse City, where it links with the Leelanau Trail.
The TART connects you to:
- Resorts, shops, and restaurants
- Recreation areas including Reffitt Nature Preserve and several City Parks including Clinch Park Marina and Beach
- Other trails including Boardman Lake Trail, Three Mile Trail, and the Leelanau Trail
- Downtown Traverse City
- Local neighborhoods
- Several bike shops
- The State Park campground
PARKING is available at several parks and Traverse City public parking lots near the trail.
The City of Traverse City was awarded a MDOT Enhancement Grant to the to extend the TART along the north side of M-72/West Grandview Parkway from the parking lot at West End Beach to Elmwood Avenue where a pedestrian crossing will be constructed across M-72/West Grandview Parkway.
The TART between Carter Rd and Aero Park Dr is owned by the City of Traverse City. Aero Park Dr to the Bates/Lautner section is owned by the Grand Traverse County Road Commission. TART Trails works with the City and County on trail projects.
- 10.5 mi
- Flat, Paved