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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Great article, Eric Cox and stellar work, Top of Michigan Trails Council! “The Little Traverse Wheelway is seeing about 116,000 trail users annually and they’re creating an estimated $10 million impact on the local economy” ... See MoreSee Less

21 hours ago
Great article, Eric Cox and stellar work, Top of Michigan Trails Council! “The Little Traverse Wheelway is seeing about 116,000 trail users annually and they’re creating an estimated $10 million impact on the local economy”Image attachment

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Thank you!! 🙂

The Nakwema Trailway will join over 25 natural spaces and parks together, creating a year-round asset for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy, today and tomorrow.

Learn more about the Nakwema Trailway and how you can get involved by visiting the link nakwematrailway.org/the-vision/
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3 weeks ago
The Nakwema Trailway will join over 25 natural spaces and parks together, creating a year-round asset for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy, today and tomorrow. 

Learn more about the Nakwema Trailway and how you can get involved by visiting the link https://nakwematrailway.org/the-vision/

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Check your inbox for the latest news on the Nakwema Trailway. Stay up to date on the planning for Fisherman's Island State Park and read a special thank you to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians!

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter: nakwematrailway.org/stay-connected/

Read this months newsletter and search the archives:
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4 weeks ago
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! 

Check your inbox for the latest news on the Nakwema Trailway. Stay up to date on the planning for Fishermans Island State Park and read a special thank you to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians! 

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter: https://nakwematrailway.org/stay-connected/ 

Read this months newsletter and search the archives: 
https://us4.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=dd1eed96ac5ddf6949bce1350&id=787c1d884e

Did you know the entirety of the Nakwema Trailway exists on the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – the Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. When on the Trailway, you are in the presence of significant Anishinaabeg settlements. Specific settlements will be noted when trail routing is finalized.

Learn more about the Nakwema Trailway by clicking the link below.
nakwematrailway.org/
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1 month ago
Did you know the entirety of the Nakwema Trailway exists on the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – the Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. When on the Trailway, you are in the presence of significant Anishinaabeg settlements. Specific settlements will be noted when trail routing is finalized.

Learn more about the Nakwema Trailway by clicking the link below.
https://nakwematrailway.org/

Big Announcement! We are so happy to announce the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians have awarded Acme Township with a 2% Grant for the Nekwema Trailway! Funds will go directly to supporting the Deepwater Connector and the overall mission of providing a foundation for happy, healthy, resilient communities in northwest Lower Michigan.

Learn more about the Nakwema Trailway and how you can get involved by following the link below:
nakwematrailway.org/
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2 months ago
Big Announcement! We are so happy to announce the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians have awarded Acme Township with a 2% Grant for the Nekwema Trailway! Funds will go directly to supporting the Deepwater Connector and the overall mission of providing a foundation for happy, healthy, resilient communities in northwest Lower Michigan.

Learn more about the Nakwema Trailway and how you can get involved by following the link below: 
 https://nakwematrailway.org/

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Sounds great, but what does the 2% stand for?

Awesome! ❤️❤️

Awesome!