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Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails

148 E Front St, Suite 201, Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
+1 231-941-4300
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world class trails

So many options to explore or use for your commute. Makes biking fun and safe for all - you can... read more

Reviewed yesterday
virginiawollenhaupt
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Traverse City, Michigan
Great trail system

TART is a series of multi-use trails in and around Traverse City.Walk, bike or run and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TCEd
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse Area Recreation & Transportation (TART) Trails is system of paved and dirt trails for walkers, hikers, bikers, skaters and skiers in Northern Michigan. Trails are open year-round and available for many users and uses. Many of the paved trails offer access to local breweries, wineries, coffeehouses, restaurants and other area attractions such as lakes, river and beaches. Many of the dirt trails offer world class mountain biking and hiking opportunities for users of various skill levels. Numerous area bike shops offer rentals for any type of technical or recreational riders. Dogs are also welcomed on the trails and must be leashed and cleaned up after.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“suttons bay” (44 reviews)
“trail system” (21 reviews)
“leelanau trail” (23 reviews)
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148 E Front St, Suite 201, Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
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+1 231-941-4300
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Reviewed yesterday

So many options to explore or use for your commute. Makes biking fun and safe for all - you can easily access these trails throughout the region

Thank virginiawollenhaupt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TART is a series of multi-use trails in and around Traverse City.Walk, bike or run and enjoy the beautiful outdoor. No fees and a number of parking areas. Enjoy.

Thank TCEd
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Lovely, well-maintained trail. I picked it up behind Oryana, natural Foods and cafe, the best store of its kind I've seen anywhere in the state. I enjoyed all the beautiful sumac fronds-a splash of color at the end of winter is heartening.

1  Thank lifeformsmk
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This paved trail runs from east of Traverse City, through town, and north to Sutton’s Bay. Excellent views, very safe, lots of food choices and rest stops along the way. Get out and ride one of the best trails in the Midwest!

2  Thank Gary P
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

There is a LEELANAU paved trail that starts in Empire and heads north to the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The trail goes past the Sleeping Bear Dunes though Glen Haven and to Glen Arbor. The paved trail extends east from Glen Arbor and in the future...More

Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Great trail for training or biking ...if you are prepping for marathon its a great stop to run or bike.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

What a beautiful asset to Traverse City and surrounding areas. Enjoy by bike, go for a run, or whatever suits your fancy. Beautiful views and this trail backs up to others so you can get a huge bike ride in and enjoy so much of...More

Thank SarahSesaw
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

What an excellent trail system. We stayed across from Traverse City State Park. Able to cross Highway 37 via Pedestrian Bridge to State Park. Carried bikes up stairs. Can access in town TART trail from back of State Park. If bridge stairs are too much,...More

1  Thank LakesideDon
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We enjoyed riding the TART Leelanau trail. Excellent paved and well maintained trail. We went from Traverse City to Suttons Bay and back. While we were in Suttons Bay we relaxed had a beer and sandwich at the Hot Lot (south side of town). They...More

2  Thank Gary L
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The TART bike trail and attached Leelanau trail to Sutton Bay are two of the top trails I've ever ridden. They are well maintained, have incredible scenery, and are easily manageable for all levels of riders. Downtown Traverse City has great shops, restaurants and lots...More

1  Thank Frankie L
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Peter P
5 October 2015|
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Response from TartTrails | Property representative |
All of these answers are spot on! The TART Trail and Leelanau Trail are very level with gentle slopes. There is a large slope on the TART Trail in Acme as it follows Bunker Hill Rd. to connect to the trail near Williamsburg... More
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JennyPeter
18 July 2015|
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Response from TartTrails | Property representative |
The TART Trail runs through the heart of downtown Traverse City and along West Bay. This is the best stretch for pictures of the water. You can easily park anywhere downtown as parking rates are very affordable. You can also... More
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Lawrence C
19 May 2015|
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Response from TartTrails | Property representative |
It is very easy to rent bicycles in Traverse City! Most if not all the bike shops in town rent bikes. A few of the bike shops are downtown and on the TART Trail. Brick Wheels & McLain Cycle & Fitness are on the TART Trail... More
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