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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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Great ride!

Great trail. Paved and safe. Convenient to many beachfront hotels. You avoid all the traffic... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2016
Jennifer S
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Waterville, Ohio, United States
Best ride on the state

I regularly bike to Suttons Bay and back for a total of 31 miles. Make sure to go in the spring... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2016
Steve P
,
Traverse City, Michigan, United States
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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” (21 reviews)
“leelanau trail” (23 reviews)
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148 E Front St, Suite 201, Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
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Reviewed May 13, 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 March 17, 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 February 2, 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 December 18, 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 December 18, 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.

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Reviewed October 14, 2015

We enjoyed a leisurely ride on the trail during a beautiful fall afternoon. Easily one of the best trail systems going in the Great Lakes Region and the country. Good wayfinding signage and well-maintained. They even offer a bus ride back to TC from Sutton's...More

Thank Rick B
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

The TART trail system runs from east to west or west to east depending on which way you want to go through Traverse City. The trails are for bikes or walking, skate boarders or runners. No motor rized vehicles are allowed. The trails go through...More

Thank MIRockHunter
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

17 mile paved trail from Traverse City to Suttons Bay. Flat terrain, great scenery. Benches and rest areas along the way. A few wineries just a short detour off the trail. Dog walkers near town, but not too much out on the trial.

1  Thank cyclist56
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

We liked least the TART trail from the northern terminus in Acme into TC, and from what we saw of the trail in TC proper it seemed too crowded. The Little Traverse Wheelway out of Charlevoix runs along Rt 31 a little too closely at...More

1  Thank jerseygolf
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

What better way to bike around TC....we call it the TART trail. What an incredible way to see TC and the beauty it holds. The trail goes from Suttons Bay Michigan to the east side of Traverse City...so you can start and stop anywhere you...More

Thank diamondbabydoll
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AKABIGDOG
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.
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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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