Leelanau/Tart Trail | Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, Inc.
The TART Trails network includes seven multi-use trails in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties totaling more than 60 miles. The Leelanau Trail, which connects Suttons Bay to Traverse City, currently consists of 17 miles of paved trail. In addition to use for various summer activities, it is groomed for cross-country skiing during the winter.
TART Trails, Inc. was formed in 1998 when four individual trail groups in the Traverse City area united to create a stronger force for recreation and alternative transportation in northwest Michigan. TART is dedicated to providing recreation and transportation opportunities as well as preserving open space corridors through a network of trails. TART is a non-profit organization that builds trails, advocates for active living and outdoor recreation. Our work includes negotiating easements, hosting annual events that promote healthy lifestyles and defending cyclist and pedestrian interests. The trail is maintained with support from individuals and organizations..
PARKING: There are three trailheads for parking along the trail at Cherry Bend Road, Fouch Road, and 4th Street in Suttons Bay. Keswick Methodist Church, on Center Hwy between Fort and Revold Rd, welcomes trail users to use their lot.
RESTROOMS: During the summer months, there is a porta-john located along the trail at the DeYoung Natural Area about one mile north of the Cherry Bend Road parking lot. In Suttons Bay, public restrooms are available seasonally at the village marina. All year, trail users may use the restrooms at Inland Seas Education Association, conveniently located at the trail’s end, across M-22 next to Boone’s restaurant. ISEA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00-5:00 pm with plenty of bike parking available at the lower level entrance.
TART Trails Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5 PM
P.O. Box 252
Traverse City, Michigan 49685
148 E. Front St.
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Phone: (231) 941-4300