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Great Day on the TART

We rented two bicycles from The Brick Wheels bike shop in Traverse City. We then rode down Front... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael G
Sugarloaf Key, Florida
LOVE the Tart!!

Love the TART ❤️ Great for biking, running, walking and so much more! I’d definitely recommend it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Traverse Area Recreation & Transportation (TART) Trails is a 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...more
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148 E Front St, Suite 201, Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
+1 231-941-4300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We rented two bicycles from The Brick Wheels bike shop in Traverse City. We then rode down Front Street to Hall Street where the bus transfer station is. We boarded the number 10 bus along with our bicycles and took the bus to Suttons Bay....More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the TART ❤️ Great for biking, running, walking and so much more! I’d definitely recommend it! You can make a day out of it by stopping for lunch or dinner, going to the beach, shopping, and so much more!

Thank BPass12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful bike path for a easy ride through the country. We did the 17 mile one way where the bus brings you to Suttons Bay and you ride back to Traverse City . And we did another part of trail through Traverse...More

2  Thank KAY4010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a good trail in many ways. Where it is not great is when you pass through the city. There are lots of streets to cross, some major. There are also areas where it is confusing as to what to do with traffic. One part...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent trails. Paved around lakes, through city. Good for low or high level rider. Trail loctions could be a little better marked.

Thank Kevchien
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We hiked this trail with our dog. Be careful they have signs posted that there is poison ivy. We stayed on the trail to avoid the poison ivy. We saw poison ivy. But kept our dog on a tight leash. This trail is beautiful with...More

1  Thank teresa_11_2012
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We rode the Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation trails (TART) the last 2 years. We used the TART to navigate through town to restaurants and to ride to the connection with the Leelanau trail on the way to Suttons Bay. The trail varied a bit...More

2  Thank Rosemary K
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Such a delightful day on the TART Trail. Since we were using borrowed bikes, we only rode the trail for a couple miles. We entered the trail next to our hotel and rode toward town. Such spectacular views! Well maintained and safe. Many hotels rent...More

1  Thank Travelinklan
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We loved ve the trails heading out of Traverse City heading north. So much to see and so much agriculture along the way. A couple great little towns to pull into and try their fudge and have a meal. Love this part of Michigan.

1  Thank IndySig
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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

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23 June 2018|
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Response from Gary P | Reviewed this property |
A kennel is located near the trail, just west of the corner o M 72 W and Bugai Rd.
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
18 July 2015|
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