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Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails

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great time on the trails

My wife and I like to ride from TC to Suttons Bay - 17-18 miles (1 way) depending on starting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrick R
Traverse City, Michigan
Leelanau Trail

We walked a couple miles of the Leelanau Trail last week and wish we had our bikes so we could've... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Memphis, Tennessee
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Traverse Area Recreation & Transportation (TART) Trails is a system of paved and dirt trails for walkers, hikers, bikers, skaters and skiers in Northern Michigan. Trails are open year-round and available for many users and uses. Many of the paved...more
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148 E Front St, Suite 201, Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
+1 231-941-4300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I like to ride from TC to Suttons Bay - 17-18 miles (1 way) depending on starting point. If you can''t ride back stop in Suttons Bay for lunch & a brew and put your bikes on the bus and ride back...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

We walked a couple miles of the Leelanau Trail last week and wish we had our bikes so we could've done the whole trail. It is a beautiful greenway and well cared for trail. If you want to immerse yourself in the beautiful nature Leelanau...More

1  Thank deancrna2016
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The “TART” trails are very well maintained and allow visitors to ride through the country as well and Traverse City. Smooth for all wheeled transportation that is not motorized. Trail takes you along the water ands close to downtown with plant of parking for bikes.

1  Thank jclouts
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

After staying out late with a couple of pops we rode 23 miles. Trails are clean and well kept. A really fun ride.

1  Thank Randy F
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We rented two bicycles from The Brick Wheels bike shop in Traverse City. We then rode down Front Street to Hall Street where the bus transfer station is. We boarded the number 10 bus along with our bicycles and took the bus to Suttons Bay....More

3  Thank Michael G
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Love the TART ❤️ Great for biking, running, walking and so much more! I’d definitely recommend it! You can make a day out of it by stopping for lunch or dinner, going to the beach, shopping, and so much more!

1  Thank BPass12
Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is a wonderful bike path for a easy ride through the country. We did the 17 mile one way where the bus brings you to Suttons Bay and you ride back to Traverse City . And we did another part of trail through Traverse...More

4  Thank KAY4010
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s a good trail in many ways. Where it is not great is when you pass through the city. There are lots of streets to cross, some major. There are also areas where it is confusing as to what to do with traffic. One part...More

1  Thank Anthony C
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Excellent trails. Paved around lakes, through city. Good for low or high level rider. Trail loctions could be a little better marked.

1  Thank Kevchien
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We hiked this trail with our dog. Be careful they have signs posted that there is poison ivy. We stayed on the trail to avoid the poison ivy. We saw poison ivy. But kept our dog on a tight leash. This trail is beautiful with...More

2  Thank teresa_11_2012
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June 22, 2018|
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Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
A kennel is located near the trail, just west of the corner o M 72 W and Bugai Rd.
Peter P
October 4, 2015|
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Response from TartTrails | Property representative |
All of these answers are spot on! The TART Trail and Leelanau Trail are very level with gentle slopes. There is a large slope on the TART Trail in Acme as it follows Bunker Hill Rd. to connect to the trail near Williamsburg... More
July 17, 2015|
Response from TartTrails | Property representative |
The TART Trail runs through the heart of downtown Traverse City and along West Bay. This is the best stretch for pictures of the water. You can easily park anywhere downtown as parking rates are very affordable. You can also... More