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“Best safe ride in town”

Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails
Ranked #12 of 115 things to do in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you are looking for a safe place to skate, ride, run, or walk you can use the trails right in town. It is about 13 miles long and hooks up to the Leelanau Trail to go all the way to Suttons Bay, a very cute town. The trail takes you by water, fields, wildlife, farms, historic places, bike shops, ice cream, etc. Well marked, trailhead parking, FREE. Enjoy. We use it all the time with family rides with grandchildren.

5  Thank Winterrvtraveler
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Did a really good job of making these trails, great for week end rides or day trips, great for family week ends

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

When we were there the trails were still snow covered so it was so peaceful and quiet that the walking was like be away from everything!

Thank timbertoes
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Winds thru the woods and country. Nice wide paved trail that takes you all the way to Suttons Bay from Downtown Traverse City

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

I always like to hit the bike and hiking trails in my travels. In Traverse City we were staying at the Quality Inn on the east bay and the trail is just behind, paralleling the railroad tracks, so it is very flat between 3 mile Rd and 5 mile Rd.

What's nice about urban trails is #1 asphalt paving. I wished I had my bicycle. Another thing: along the trail there is a back entrance to a deli where I got the best smoked whitefish, and there is a sign that says "Campstore this Way", like a billboard along the trail. Neat!

Like I said, this is an urban setting. Recreation in broad daylight is preferred. Along the way you will pass the State Park Camping grounds, motels, car lots, apartment complexes, weedy lots, culverts, streams, swampland, squirrels and stray dogs.

It wasn't at all crowded on the day I was out there just after lunchtime on a weekday.

Enjoy!

2  Thank fritomann
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