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.

June 8 @ 11:00 am

Veterans’ Memorial Park

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News & Updates
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Mark your calendars for a fun event held during Memorial Day Weekend! Registration is NOW OPEN for the 9th Annual Stafford's Hospitality Top of Michigan Festival of Races. Race options include a 5k, 10k, and, half marathon.

The course runs along the Little Traverse Wheelway, a non-motorized trail that runs from Charlevoix, through Petoskey/Bay Harbor and onto Harbor Springs. This year, the course will be out and backs from Petoskey's waterfront. The trail is an excellent venue for runners. The trail is relatively flat and has spectacular views of the Little Traverse Bay.

Event proceeds benefit the Top of Michigan Trails Council and the Petoskey High School Track and Cross Country teams. Click the link to learn more. runsignup.com/Race/MI/Petoskey/TopofMichiganFestivalofRaces
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Mark your calendars for a fun event held during Memorial Day Weekend! Registration is NOW OPEN for the 9th Annual Staffords Hospitality Top of Michigan Festival of Races. Race options include a 5k, 10k, and, half marathon.

The course runs along the Little Traverse Wheelway, a non-motorized trail that runs from Charlevoix, through Petoskey/Bay Harbor and onto Harbor Springs. This year, the course will be out and backs from Petoskeys waterfront. The trail is an excellent venue for runners. The trail is relatively flat and has spectacular views of the Little Traverse Bay.

Event proceeds benefit the Top of Michigan Trails Council and the Petoskey High School Track and Cross Country teams. Click the link to learn more. https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Petoskey/TopofMichiganFestivalofRaces

Spring in northern Michigan.🌸🌼

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2 weeks ago
Spring in northern Michigan.🌸🌼

#puremichigan #northernmichigan #springtime #Trailway

The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce will once again host a series of "Evenings on River Street" this summer. We'll be at the events on July 10 and July 31 talking all things trails and the Nakwema Trailway corridor. Save the dates and stay tuned for more details! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce will once again host a series of Evenings on River Street this summer. Well be at the events on July 10 and July 31 talking all things trails and the Nakwema Trailway corridor. Save the dates and stay tuned for more details!

Rolling into National Bike Month along the Nakwema Trailway 🚴‍♂️ Let's pedal our way to a happier, healthier planet! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Rolling into National Bike Month along the Nakwema Trailway 🚴‍♂️ Lets pedal our way to a happier, healthier planet!Image attachmentImage attachment