The 4-mile Boardman Lake Trail is a heavily wooded trail that wraps along the eastern and northern boundaries of Boardman Lake. It’s a great place to spend an hour or the day with access to the library, sailing center and lots of places to rest and relax while you watch the world around you.

The vision for this trail is a pathway that circles Boardman Lake, granting easy access to the library, parks, residential developments, and commercial areas including local businesses like Oryana, the Filling Station and Right Brain Brewery. The future loop around the lake will provide connection to NMC’s University Center, Logan’s Landing and businesses along Cass Road and ultimately head south of South Airport Road connecting to the Boardman River Trail.

The Boardman Lake Trail is owned by the City of Traverse City, in partnership with Grand Traverse County and Garfield Township. TART Trails works with the City, County and Township to support the development and maintenance of the trail.


Access and parking at the north end of the Lake is off Hannah Road just south of the Traverse Area District Library, and at the south end of the Lake at Medalie Park in the Logan’s Landing area off South Airport Road. If you’re walking or biking, you can get on the trail from 8th Street near Copy Central, the Oryana Trailhead, Lake Street or 14th Street.


PDF of Boardman Lake Trail Map here.

Trail Project Updates

Want to stay posted on completing the loop around the lake? For updates on trail construction & progress go here: Boardman Lake Loop Trail.