The Traverse City to Charlevoix Trail is now known as The Nakwema Trailway.

The Vision

Spring Trail Segment Updates

May 4, 2021

Spring has sprung early in northern lower Michigan and your trail team partners are busy planning and working to ensure that the momentum continues to build as we keep focused on our goal to develop a world class trail connecting Traverse City and Charlevoix and all points in between. This year we look forward to the completion of the Acme Connector Trail, design engineering progress between Acme and Elk Rapids, and exploring opportunities to build connections between Elk Rapids and Norwood. We’ll keep you posted on our progress and wish you a pleasant season on whatever trails you happen upon.

Acme ↔ Elk Rapids Segment

Design development continues for the segment of trail between Bayside Park in Acme Township and the Village of Elk Rapids. The project team will be meeting with landowners and local agency group representatives about trail design this summer. Stay tuned for more updates as the project team continues to work on this section with the community.

Charlevoix ↔ Norwood Segment

The project team continues to work with community partners on designing a trail south from Charlevoix that reflects and incorporates the values and needs of the people and communities that this trail seeks to connect. For information on the team’s planning and design work with the DNR for this segment, click here.