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More Trails, More Fun!

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TART Trails

THE STORY:

TART Trails’ Mission
Enriching the Traverse region by providing a network of trails, bikeways and pedestrian ways; and encouraging their use.

About TART Trails
TART Trails includes a network of trail systems located in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties, including the TART Trail, Leelanau Trail, Boardman Lake Trail, Boardman River Trail, Three Mile Trail, Mall Trail, Buffalo Ridge Trail and Vasa Pathway. These trails combined form over 80 miles of recreation and transportation pathways spanning from Suttons Bay to Acme Township. It is estimated that the trails serve over 200,000 users annually.

Core Values
We believe in outdoor recreation, making connections, sustainable transportation, equitable access and improving community health.

TART Trails’ Long-Term Vision
Happy, active people enjoying a world-class trail system. 

Current Goals
1) Increase miles of trails
2) Ensure sustainable, comprehensive maintenance for the entire trail system
3) Ensure sustained support of mission & vision
4) Improve infrastructure & safe access for non-motorized users
5) Contribute to the social, economic, environmental & community health of the region

Current Projects
1) Boardman River Trail
2) West Ridge Trail connecting the Grand Traverse Commons and Hickory Hills
3) Vasa Pathway Maintenance & Winter Grooming

Boardman River Trail
The Boardman River Trail (BRT) is an unpaved multi-use trail that will eventually extend from South Airport Rd. along the Boardman River south to Mayfield Township, and eventually connect to the North Country Trail. Trails users will enjoy lakes, rivers, boardwalks, bridges, scenic vistas, forest and wildlife. The trail will be ideal for mountian biking, cross country skiing, and backcountry camping. Once completed, this trail will be a 46 mile loop showcasing the Boardman River Valley and Pere Marquette State Forest.

West Ridge Trail
This newly proposed singletrack trail will connect existing trails at the Grand Traverse Commons to Hickory Hills and Hickory Meadows . A team of volunteers, TART Trails' staff, and township officials are working on preliminary trail design and alignment.  The trail will be ideal for mountian biking and backcountry skiing.  Once it is complete the trail will connect two of Traverse City's most popular outdoor recreation destinations. 

Vasa Pathway
Located on state forest land, the Vasa Pathway features a series of loops (3K, 5K, 10K, 25K) that offer users a variety of challenges from easy to difficult. Cross-country skiers and mountain bikers enjoy the pathway year-round. The Vasa Pathway is maintained and groomed by TART Trails under an agreement with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Grand Traverse County. It is the home of the North American Vasa cross-country ski race, and the annual Iceman Cometh mountain bike race uses a portion of the trail. These events generate roughly $2.6 million in direct spending to the local economy annually.

$7,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Northern Strategies 360, Gabe Schneider

    $350

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Bradley Wheeler

    $50

  • Pam Darling

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Julie Clark

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • John & Carla Olds

    $50

  • Sally Erickson

    $100

  • Kris, Nick and Meagan McLain

    $50

  • Josh, Courntey & Johhny

    $100

  • Jason Miller and Sophie

    $50

  • Ty and Johanna Schmidt

    $50

  • John & Rebecca Bercini

    $100

  • Laura and Craig Webb

     

  • Rick and Gail Venner

    $100

  • Russ and Tina Soyring

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bob and Danise Cantlon

    $50

  • Joe Malecki

     

  • Ann Clark

    $50

  • Deena Barshney

    $500

  • Linda Poindexter

    $40

  • Chris Kushman

    $50

  • Pete & Carol Danly

    $25

  • Lori & Mark Leugers

     

  • Bowers Harbor Vineyards

    $500

  • Karl Pearson

    $500

  • Mark Waddle & Elizabeth Dell

    $100

  • Mark and Suzanne VanderKlipp

    $50

  • Kirsten & Mogens Hermansen

    $750

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dan and Jody Hofstra

     

  • Kate thornhill

    $50

  • Jane & Hugh Thomson

    $100

  • Marcy & Scott Hermann

    $50

  • Bob and Jodie Wick

    $250

  • April Stuck/Dave Mertz

    $300

  • Betsy and Kim Eike

    $100

  • Robert R Morse Jr

    $250

  • Elizabeth Kushman

     

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73% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $7,250 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Elizabeth Kushman

Elizabeth Kushman

2 years ago

Robert R Morse Jr

Robert R Morse Jr

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Betsy and Kim Eike

Betsy and Kim Eike

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

April Stuck/Dave Mertz

April Stuck/Dave Mertz

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Bob and Jodie Wick

Bob and Jodie Wick

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Marcy & Scott Hermann

Marcy & Scott Hermann

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jane & Hugh Thomson

Jane & Hugh Thomson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kate thornhill

Kate thornhill

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dan and Jody Hofstra

Dan and Jody Hofstra

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago