The Traverse City to Charlevoix Trail is now known as The Nakwema Trailway.

The Vision

WHERE PATHS CONNECT

The Nakwema (nah-KWAY-mah) Trailway is a generational investment in our region, our identity, our people, and our future. Nakwema — meaning "where paths connect" in Ojibwe — will provide critical non-motorized transportation and recreation infrastructure joining Charlevoix and Traverse City, in between, and beyond.

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Project Goals

1

Develop a non-motorized trailway between the TART Trails and the Top of Michigan Trails Council networks, connecting multiple communities and over twenty-five protected natural areas throughout three counties to create a 415+ mile trail network in northern Lower Michigan.

2

Create opportunities for everyone to participate in active living and healthy lifestyles through year-round outdoor recreation and active transportation, while providing access to the region’s iconic shoreline and showcasing the region’s phenomenal cultural and natural resources.

3

Provide an extraordinary resource for residents of and visitors to northwest Lower Michigan to spur economic development opportunities, enhance regional identity and strengthen vibrant communities.

News & Updates
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Please join project partners and the Elk Rapids Village Council at a community workshop to discuss the Nakwema Trailway project. Your presence and input are valuable as we discuss the progress and future plans for this project.

What: Village Council Workshop
Date: Tuesday, March 5
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Government Center, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids

This workshop will be a discussion-only session, with no decision-making or voting involved. Nakwema Trailway staff will share insights into how the Nakwema Trailway is evolving and provide updates on current plans and activities along the corridor.
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8 hours ago
Please join project partners and the Elk Rapids Village Council at a community workshop to discuss the Nakwema Trailway project. Your presence and input are valuable as we discuss the progress and future plans for this project.

What: Village Council Workshop
Date: Tuesday, March 5
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Government Center, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids

This workshop will be a discussion-only session, with no decision-making or voting involved. Nakwema Trailway staff will share insights into how the Nakwema Trailway is evolving and provide updates on current plans and activities along the corridor.

You have 12 hours left to TRIPLE your love for the Little Traverse Wheelway repair efforts! Let's GO!Community support for the CREW (Committee to REstore the Wheelway) has been flowing freely since the start of this campaign on Feb. 14.

While we originally sought to "Double Your Love" by matching donations to an anonymous $5,000 gift, we are now poised to TRIPLE your love thanks to steadfast community contributions that have us teetering on the brink of $10,000!

You heard that right! We're just $700 away from tripling our original goal. And we still have about 12 hours left to hit our new target!

This campaign ends when the clock strikes 12 tonight, so quick action is required. Please click below to help us hit $10,000!
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This is such a major boost to the Little Traverse Wheelway repair effort! This generosity clearly defines the community's value and and appreciation of our beloved trail. Thank you!
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3 days ago
You have 12 hours left to TRIPLE your love for the Little Traverse Wheelway repair efforts! Lets GO!

Get your running season starting on the right foot by signing up for the Top of Michigan Festival of Races taking place on May 25. The course runs along the Little Traverse Wheelway from Charlevoix, through Petoskey/Bay Harbor, and onto Harbor Springs.

Click here to learn more: runsignup.com/Race/MI/Petoskey/TopofMichiganFestivalofRaces
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1 week ago
Get your running season starting on the right foot by signing up for the Top of Michigan Festival of Races taking place on May 25. The course runs along the Little Traverse Wheelway from Charlevoix, through Petoskey/Bay Harbor, and onto Harbor Springs. 

Click here to learn more: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Petoskey/TopofMichiganFestivalofRaces

Double your love for the Little Traverse Wheelway repair effort by donating to the Valentine's Day Challenge. All donations received between Feb. 14-29, will be matched up to $5,000!VALENTINE'S DAY CHALLENGE!
DOUBLE YOUR LOVE!

Thanks to a generous community investor, all CREW (Committee to REstore the Wheelway) donations received Feb. 14-29, will be matched up to $5,000! Let's take this extra day in February to boost the Little Traverse Wheelway repair effort. Show your love for the Wheelway and leap into a strong contribution today!

Click below, or click the link in the bio!

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Be sure to designate your gift for CREW!
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3 weeks ago
Double your love for the Little Traverse Wheelway repair effort by donating to the Valentines Day Challenge. All donations received between Feb. 14-29, will be matched up to $5,000!

Trail Update ‼️ Wayfinding signage has been installed on the Acme Connector Trailway, the southernmost section of the Nakwema Trailway. Project partners were thrilled to add these navigational signs to help orient trail users along their journey. 👍 Stay tuned for more improvements and amenities coming in the near future! Thanks to our partners at Image360 for crafting the signage.

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4 weeks ago
Trail Update ‼️ Wayfinding signage has been installed on the Acme Connector Trailway, the southernmost section of the Nakwema Trailway. Project partners were thrilled to add these navigational signs to help orient trail users along their journey. 👍 Stay tuned for more improvements and amenities coming in the near future! Thanks to our partners at Image360 for crafting the signage. 

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#WayFinding #trailsigns #nakwematrailway