There is growing community interest surrounding non-motorized connections in the Torch Lake corridor of Eastport. This segment of trail will showcase the beauty of northwest Lower Michigan, connecting coastal natural areas including Barnes Park with Torch Lake Township Day Park, and the communities of Eastport and the Village of Torch Lake. Project partners are coordinating with resident trail champions to establish the Torch to Bay Trail Team. The Trail Team is made up of community members ready to engage in the trail planning process, ensuring the trail is driven by community goals and values. With support from local government, schematic design will begin this fall.

Schematic Design: Launching Fall 2022

At Torch Lake Cafe, we know firsthand how beautiful it is in this part of Michigan. We feel lucky to be able to offer a welcoming place for Nawkema Trailway riders to stop, relax, and grab a delicious meal on our porch or in our restaurant. Happy Trails!

Jim Hettinger
Owner, Torch Lake Cafe