Mile Marker Sponsorship

Display your support for TART Trails to the many thousands of trail users by sponsoring a mile marker along the Leelanau, TART, Boardman Lake, or Mall trail. You will be ensuring access to trails for your friends, neighbors and customers. All funds are designated for trail maintenance. A one-year mile marker sponsorship is $1,500. Mile marker sponsorship includes a sign with logo or dedication for one year. Sponsors are recognized as a TART Trails Sustainer’s Circle members.

Contact Kate at kate@traversetrails.org or 231.941.4300 for more information.


Wayfinding Sign Sponsorship

Trail users benefit from signage that helps orient them along the trail and helps direct them to places along the way. Sign sponsors are recognized as members of TART Trails’ Sustainer’s Circle of Donors. The annual cost of sponsorship is $1,000.

Contact Kate at kate@traversetrails.org or 231.941.4300 for more information.


Event Sponsorship

TART Trails hosts several events to encourage active transportation and to experience the trails on bicycle and foot: Tails to Trails – A Four Paw 5K in May, Smart Commute Week in June, and Tour de TART in July.

Contact Kate at kate@traversetrails.org or 231.941.4300 for more information.


Trail Bench Sponsorship

A bench on the trail in honor or memory of a loved one or co-worker is a wonderful way to support trail maintenance while providing a tangible and lasting amenity for all trail users. Benches are made of pressure treated wood that will last for decades and are installed when the weather permits. The $2,000 bench sponsor cost includes a plaque with your sentiments. TART Trails staff will work with you on the location of the bench. Those who sponsor a bench are recognized as a TART Trails Sustainer’s Circle member.

Contact Kate at kate@traversetrails.org or 231.941.4300 for more information.


Vasa Kilometer Marker Sponsorship

Vasa Kilometer Marker Sponsorships are available each winter along the Vasa Pathway. Proceeds from the Vasa K-Markers are designated for grooming. K-Marker sponsorship is $400 annually plus a one-time $50 set up fee. This sponsorship includes a sign on the Vasa Pathway for the North American Vasa race, emailed grooming reports and a grooming badge for the season.

Contact Kate at kate@traversetrails.org or 231.941.4300 for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: The DNR does not allow business names on the K-Marker signs. However nonprofit organizations, schools and personal names are acceptable.


Business Sponsorship

TART Trails depends on the generosity and support of our community partners and sponsors. Join these businesses in their support, enthusiasm and dedication to trails.

Contact Kate at kate@traversetrails.org or 231.941.4300 for more information.