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 nonmotorized 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.

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We ❤️ our neighbors.

A great example of how non-motorized trails make connections to great people and places without having to get in the car!
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2 weeks ago
We ❤️ our neighbors. 

A great example of how non-motorized trails make connections to great people and places without having to get in the car!Image attachment

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2 weeks ago

A huge round of applause and a giant thank you to this group of environmental stewards for addressing a heavy lift at Maple Bay, a future corridor of the Nakwema Trailway. An inspiring effort in caring for this land and the folks lucky enough to enjoy it. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
A huge round of applause and a giant thank you to this group of environmental stewards for addressing a heavy lift at Maple Bay, a future corridor of the Nakwema Trailway. An inspiring effort in caring for this land and the folks lucky enough to enjoy it.Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

Thank you to all who came to celebrate the official ribbon cutting of the Nakwema Trailway! This first of many connections to come.

Learn more about next steps here: www.nakwematrailway.org
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1 month ago
Thank you to all who came to celebrate the official ribbon cutting of the Nakwema Trailway! This first of many connections to come. 

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