Project Updates

Public Open House

8/22/2018

A Public Open House was held on August 22, 2018 at the Elk Rapids Harbor Pavilion. TART Trails provided a presentation on the proposed TC ↔ CHX Trail and the preliminary design process for the

Landowner Listening Sessions

8/09/2018

A series of four Landowner Listening Sessions were held in August 2018. Invitations were sent to property owners adjacent to the proposed trail routes in Elk Rapids Township and Acme Township in July 2018 (over

State Provides 2.4M to Support the Trail

8/01/2018

The approved State of Michigan budget included $2.4 million to support trail development along the TC-CHX corridor. Thanks to the support of local and state partners, including MDOT and MDNR,  along with Senator Wayne Schmidt

Northern Express: Bike Trail Updates

4/07/2018

According to Julie Clark, the executive director of the TART system, big things are in store for Traverse City’s beloved 10.5-mile recreational trail. Recently, the Village of Elk Rapids crowdfunded $6,000 to extend the TART

Funding Committed for trail planning at Fisherman’s Island

4/01/2018

Funding has been committed to begin trail planning at Fisherman’s Island State Park. Through the generosity of both public and private partners, $80,000 has been either secured or pledged, including a $50,000 pledge from the Michigan DNR

First Trailhead

3/07/2018

Acme Township: Thanks to support from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, Acme Township, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and many private donors, construction of the trail in Bayside Park is underway. This is the

DNR Trust Fund Grant

3/01/2018

Acme Township was successfully awarded a DNR Trust Fund grant to improve North Bayside Park and construct the first segment of the Traverse City to Charlevoix Trail within the park. Construction for this trail segment

Deepwater Natural Area

2/01/2018

A very generous donation to TART Trails was matched 1:1 for trail engineering and construction from North Bayside Park through Deepwater Natural Area. The Deepwater Natural Area trail segment will be constructed with North Bayside park