Maple Bay ↔ Elk Rapids

This scenic stretch of trail will connect Elk Rapids to Petobego State Game Area and Maple Bay Park and Natural Area. Trail planners are reaching out to targeted landowners to discuss design concepts. Communication will soon expand to all landowners, and design for the trail will progress parcel by parcel.

Schematic Design was completed for this segment up to the southern limit of the Village of Elk Rapids in June 2019 (view the final report here). Design Development continues to be underway in 2021. This work will also include plans for crossing the US-31/M-72 intersection to connect Bayside Park and the trail with the Acme Connector Trail segment.

The Village of Elk Rapids identified and approved a trail route through the Village in July 2020. The in-town route will be shared roadway through the Village. View the approved route map here. Please visit the Village of Elk Rapids website for more information: