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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 Trail from TC to SB

Great trail for training or biking ...if you are prepping for marathon its a great stop to run or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Traverse City, Michigan
Such A Great Place To Enjoy

What a beautiful asset to Traverse City and surrounding areas. Enjoy by bike, go for a run, or... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
New York
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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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148 E Front St, Suite 201, Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
148 E Front St, Suite 201, Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
+1 231-941-4300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trail for training or biking ...if you are prepping for marathon its a great stop to run or bike.

Thank Jsmitty0070
Reviewed 9 December 2017

What a beautiful asset to Traverse City and surrounding areas. Enjoy by bike, go for a run, or whatever suits your fancy. Beautiful views and this trail backs up to others so you can get a huge bike ride in and enjoy so much of...More

Thank SarahSesaw
Reviewed 11 October 2017

What an excellent trail system. We stayed across from Traverse City State Park. Able to cross Highway 37 via Pedestrian Bridge to State Park. Carried bikes up stairs. Can access in town TART trail from back of State Park. If bridge stairs are too much,...More

Thank LakesideDon
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We enjoyed riding the TART Leelanau trail. Excellent paved and well maintained trail. We went from Traverse City to Suttons Bay and back. While we were in Suttons Bay we relaxed had a beer and sandwich at the Hot Lot (south side of town). They...More

2  Thank Gary L
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The TART bike trail and attached Leelanau trail to Sutton Bay are two of the top trails I've ever ridden. They are well maintained, have incredible scenery, and are easily manageable for all levels of riders. Downtown Traverse City has great shops, restaurants and lots...More

1  Thank Frankie L
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I stayed at a hotel in downtown Traverse City. I used this trail twice during two different stays. Both times I turned 'left' out of my hotel (along the bay/beach), ran 2 miles, then turned around and went back to the hotel. There is a...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 23 August 2017

My husband and I rode the Leelanau Bike Trail from Traverse City to Sutton Bay. We missed the turnoff from Traverse Bay up to the trail and ended up riding along the busy roadway until we figured it out (Thank You Google!). There is only...More

1  Thank nursekathyi
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Rode from Harringtons by the Bay to Suttons Bay. The trail surface is one of the best I have ridden. The views were great, very relaxing. Easy gentle grades.

Thank Dean C
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We rented bicycles and rode along this trail towards Suttons Bay. It is a great trail, well marked, smooth, no cars and lovely views along the shore and through the trees. Easier coming back as there is more downhill. great way to experience Traverse City.

Thank orygungal
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This 17-mile (1-way) paved bikes/pedestrians-only trail from Traverse City (pick up the trail at Carter Street or pedal from anywhere in town) is awesome! Bike up to Sutton's Bay and reward yourself with a huge breakfast at the 45th Parallel Cafe immediately after the trail...More

2  Thank Elke M
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Peter P
5 October 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
17 July 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
Lawrence C
19 May 2015|
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