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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The Monthly Nakwema newsletter is here! Keep up to date with the latest news on the Torch Lake Township online survey conducted by TART Trails, Top of Michigan Trails Council and the Torch to Bay Trails Team. You can also learn more about the Deepwater Connector segment and its importance to the Nakwema Trailway!

Link to news letter: mailchi.mp/nakwematrailway.org/january2023?e=[UNIQID]
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3 days ago
The Monthly Nakwema newsletter is here! Keep up to date with the latest news on the Torch Lake Township online survey conducted by TART Trails, Top of Michigan Trails Council and the Torch to Bay Trails Team. You can also learn more about the Deepwater Connector segment and its importance to the Nakwema Trailway! 

Link to news letter: https://mailchi.mp/nakwematrailway.org/january2023?e=[UNIQID]

The Online Community Survey has been EXTENED through January 15th. If you would like to give valued input into the development of the Nakwema Trailway through Touch Lake Township this is your chance!

Follow the link to get started: shorturl.at/jsHIT
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3 weeks ago
The Online Community Survey has been EXTENED through January 15th. If you would like to give valued input into the development of the Nakwema Trailway through Touch Lake Township this is your chance! 

Follow the link to get started: shorturl.at/jsHIT

Looking for something fun (and free) to do this weekend?!We might not have tons of fluffy white snow in the forecast but Winter Trails Day is still on! We have guided hikes and fat tire bikes for all to try. Lets hit the trails on January 14th! Brickwheels Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort Vasa Ski Club Suttons Bay Bikes Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association Traverse City Record-Eagle
Sign Up Here: traversetrails.org/event/wintertrailsday/
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3 weeks ago
Looking for something fun (and free) to do this weekend?!

ONE week left to participate in the survey for the developing Nakwema Trailway!

This information will inform routing and additional planning and design considerations for trail in Torch Lake Township.

Please take a few moments to share your thoughts here: shorturl.at/jsHIT
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1 month ago
ONE week left to participate in the survey for the developing Nakwema Trailway!
 
This information will inform routing and additional planning and design considerations for trail in Torch Lake Township. 

Please take a few moments to share your thoughts here: shorturl.at/jsHIT

If you thought you missed your chance to check out the Acme Connector until spring, guess again!

Wishing you a happy and safe celebration tonight, trail lovers. We are so excited for 2023 and all that’s in store for the Trailway.  A heartfelt thank you to this community for all of the support. Happy New Year! Walkers, runners, rejoice. Looks like we may have clear trails for a minute 🤷

Thanks Stacey (@trailrunnermichigan) for the inspiration on the east side! The TART Trail and Acme Connector are two of many trails boasting paved, accessible miles with fresh air to welcome the new year.

Find a trail near you on our website, www.traversetrails.org
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1 month ago
If you thought you missed your chance to check out the Acme Connector until spring, guess again! 

Wishing you a happy and safe celebration tonight, trail lovers. We are so excited for 2023 and all that’s in store for the Trailway.  A heartfelt thank you to this community for all of the support. Happy New Year!