The Trail


The Nakwema Trailway traverses through Acme, Elk Rapids, Eastport, Norwood, and Charlevoix. This in turn connects to a 325-mile trail network that spans across the state, creating one of the largest trail systems in the U.S., helping Michigan lead the nation as “The Trails State.” In addition, Nakwema directly connects over twenty five protected natural areas, granting access to the region’s iconic shoreline and phenomenal natural resources.

Click on the trail segments above for information about planning and development efforts up and down the corridor.

To learn more about the life cycle of a trail project, from concept to construction, click here (PDF).