Trail Benches

A bench on the trail in honor or memory of a loved one, co-worker or friend is a wonderful way to support trails while providing a tangible and lasting amenity for all trail users. Benches are designed to last for decades and are installed when the weather permits. The bench sponsor cost includes a plaque with your sentiments. TART Trails’ staff will work with you on the location of the bench.

Cost: $2,000

Timeline: The timeline for installation can vary widely based on selected location.

Bench location: We have identified several locations where benches are needed. We can also help match additional locations if you have one in mind. Please check the trail you are interested in below. TART staff is happy to visit the trail with you to coordinate a bench location.

Bench style & plaque: Each trail has a unique bench style and plaque.

Plaque text: Plaques are 3”x 5” with no set character limit. Keep in mind letters get smaller to accommodate verbiage as needed. Graphics can be accommodated.

Directions: Please fill out the form below to reserve your bench. TART staff will contact you promptly to discuss the exact bench location and timeline for completion. Please contact us if you have any questions at 231-941-4300 or

For benches on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, please contact the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes at