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Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails

148 E Front St, Suite 201, Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
+1 231-941-4300
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surprised how busy rode about 20 miles Smooth sailing on the trail lots to see, places to stop... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
tomwal43
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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Miles of Smiles!

The Tart Trail system covers over 60 miles of trails around the Grand Traverse area. Probably the... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2016
Troutbum52
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse Area Recreation & Transportation (TART) Trails is 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 trails offer access to local breweries, wineries, coffeehouses, restaurants and other area attractions such as lakes, river and beaches. Many of the dirt trails offer world class mountain biking and hiking opportunities for users of various skill levels. Numerous area bike shops offer rentals for any type of technical or recreational riders. Dogs are also welcomed on the trails and must be leashed and cleaned up after.
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“trail system” (20 reviews)
“leelanau trail” (23 reviews)
“suttons bay” (44 reviews)
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148 E Front St, Suite 201, Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

surprised how busy rode about 20 miles Smooth sailing on the trail lots to see, places to stop. trail could use some signage updating to make tt easier to navigate

2  Thank tomwal43
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

The Tart Trail system covers over 60 miles of trails around the Grand Traverse area. Probably the most popular is the Leelanau Trail which runs from Traverse City to Suttons Bay, about 17 miles one way. It's built on an old rail line so it's...More

3  Thank Troutbum52
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

The TART trail from T.C. to Suttons Bay is fantastically scenic. Go in May when the cherry trees bloom and looks like it's snowing. It is too far in to see the lake, but the little farms and the hills and dales kind of make...More

1  Thank gaborb233
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Four of us biked the LeeLanau Trail roundtrip from Traverse City to Sutton's Bay. The trail is asphalt paved the entire distance and is in great condition. Unfortunately, the trail is far enough inland that you can't see the lake, but there is plenty of...More

3  Thank Ordeal_seeker
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Our purpose for staying in Traverse City, from NE Ohio, was to experience this wonderful trail system. We were not disappointed. Well maintained, safe, and plenty of mileage opportunities.

2  Thank DragonDad
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

Great trail. Paved and safe. Convenient to many beachfront hotels. You avoid all the traffic associated with riding along the water,

1  Thank Jennifer S
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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I regularly bike to Suttons Bay and back for a total of 31 miles. Make sure to go in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. Gorgeous!!

Thank Steve P
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

The TART system affords safe road cycling around TVC but the segment from TVC to Suttons Bay (The Leelanau Trail) is truly wonderful. Not hilly so suitable for families or out of shape bikers. Likewise when the snow cooperates, they do a great job of...More

2  Thank Jack S
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

My number one recommendation to anyone who visits Traverse City is always "Bring your bike!" and take advantage of at least 1 of the many TART Trails while vacationing; visitors can even park their car & use the trails for transportation like many locals do....More

8  Thank Boho-Mamo
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

The TART trail is utilized by everyone no matter what the skill level may be. There are connections to area attractions and towns making it a reason to live and.or visit Traverse City.

Thank scarletman1972
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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
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JennyPeter
July 17, 2015|
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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
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Lawrence C
May 18, 2015|
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Response from TartTrails | Property representative |
It is very easy to rent bicycles in Traverse City! Most if not all the bike shops in town rent bikes. A few of the bike shops are downtown and on the TART Trail. Brick Wheels & McLain Cycle & Fitness are on the TART Trail... More
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