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

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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 27 @ 4:00 pm

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We had such a great time at the Green Elk Rapids Nature Fest this past weekend! The community came out to learn more about the Nakwema Trailway, despite some rainy conditions. Thanks to everyone who helped host this event. Looking forward to more opportunities to talk trails with the community! ... See MoreSee Less

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We had such a great time at the Green Elk Rapids Nature Fest this past weekend! The community came out to learn more about the Nakwema Trailway, despite some rainy conditions. Thanks to everyone who helped host this event. Looking forward to more opportunities to talk trails with the community!Image attachmentImage attachment

Stop by and visit with us at Nature Fest in Elk Rapids this Saturday, June 8th from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm! Green Elk Rapids is hosting this great event where you can connect with leaders from 50 regional organizations, hear initiatives about protecting our environment, explore outdoor education and recreation ideas, kid’s activities, live music, workshops, crafts, food, and storytelling! See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Stop by and visit with us at Nature Fest in Elk Rapids this Saturday, June 8th from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm! Green Elk Rapids is hosting this great event where you can connect with leaders from 50 regional organizations, hear initiatives about protecting our environment, explore outdoor education and recreation ideas, kid’s activities, live music, workshops, crafts, food, and storytelling! See you there!

Have you decided where you’ll celebrate National Trails Day this Saturday, June 1st? Might we suggest exploring the beautiful Acme Connector, the southernmost portion of the Nakwema Trailway! Go on and get out there! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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It’s so pretty. We were on it the other night. Great ride from our house and back. 🚴‍♂️😊👍

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