TART Trails’ Mission

Our Mission: Provide and promote a trail network that enriches people and communities throughout the greater Traverse region.


Core Values

Outdoor recreation – Get outside and exercise. Experience wildlife, enjoy the natural environment, breathe fresh air and have fun.
Making connections – To nature, to work, to school, to people, to places, to ourselves- now and forever.
Sustainable transportation – Empower individuals and decision makers to make choices that benefit personal and community economics and the environment.
Equitable access – Always open and safe for everyone.
Improving health – Active transportation and outdoor recreation improves community health and personal well-being.


Long-Term Vision

Our Vision: Happy, active people making connections through a world-class trail network.

The whole region will be connected by world-class trails, bikeways, and pedestrian-friendly streets linking people to the beauty of the Traverse area year round. Platinum Bicycle-Friendly, the Traverse area will be known for its natural surroundings, active, healthy outdoor lifestyles, and vibrant town centers where everyone has sustainable transportation options. We will be a world-renowned outdoor recreation and four-season destination.

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