Central Lake, Michigan (MI) Trails & Maps

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  • Betsie Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 22.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Northern Michigan's natural splendor is on display during a trip along the 22-mile Betsie Valley Trail. Stretching north and west from Thompsonville to Frankfort, the crushed limestone and asphalt trail travels through Pere Marquette State Forest ...
  • Big M Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 18.6 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Sand

    The Big M Trail in Manistee National Forest is a cross-country ski trail and a mountain bike trail. There are actually four segments, each with varying levels of difficulty, from easiest to most difficult. The trail system winds through forests ...
  • Boardman Lake Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Boardman Lake Trail connects Traverse City neighborhoods, businesses, two parks and the district's library on a scenic route along the eastern shoreline of a large natural lake. One day, it's hoped the trail will extend for 5 miles, completely ...
  • Boyne City - Charlevoix Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface:

    From Top of Michigan Trails Council: This beautiful 14-mile trail currently exists only in the minds eye. Conceptual engineering is already well along on a route that will follow the Charlevoix-Boyne City Road right of way through Young ...
  • Grass River Natural Area Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Woodchips

    The Grass River Natural Area has a system of six trails through wetlands and woodland, a beautiful retreat south of Lake Bellaire in northern Michigan. Some of the trails are pedestrian only, and the surfaces are a mix of dirt, wood chips and ...
  • Grayling Bicycle Turnpike

    State: MI
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Located in Grayling, Michigan, the Grayling Bicycle Turnpike runs from the north side of the Grayling downtown area at North Down River Road all the way out to the entrance of Hartwick Pines State Park, a distance of approximately 6.5 miles. ...
  • Irons Area Tourist Association Snowmobile Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 60 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Irons Area Tourist Association maintains 60 miles of groomed trails for snowmobiles and ATVs in the Manistee National Forest. For more information, contact the tourist association or the national forest.
  • Leelanau Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 16.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 16-mile Leelanau Trail presents two distinct adventures along the former Leelanau Scenic Railroad line. Farm fields are followed by lush woods, and smooth cruising finishes off country rambling as the trail stretches south from Suttons Bay ...
  • Little Traverse Wheelway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 26.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 26-mile Little Traverse Wheelway provides exciting changes of scenery—including many views of sparkling Lake Michigan—as it winds from Charlevoix to the northern outskirts of Petoskey and eventually to Harbor Springs. Most of the route is ...
  • North Central State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 62 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The 62-mile North Central State Trail offers a multi-use trail adventure into Michigan's north woods, with connections to well-established tourist towns at both ends. With its new crushed limestone surface and a reasonable mileage between towns, ...
  • North Eastern State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 71 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The North Eastern State Trail (NEST)—formerly known as the Alpena to Cheboygan Rail-Trail—is one of the longest rail-trails in Michigan. Surfaced in smooth, crushed limestone, the trail offers an extended journey for snowmobilers, hikers, cyclists, ...
  • North Western State Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 32 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    The North Western State Trail—formerly known as the Petoskey to Mackinaw Trail after its endpoints—consists of 32 miles of mostly dirt and gravel trail, though the 7-mile section between Petoskey and Alanson is now paved with asphalt. The trail ...
  • Shingle Mill Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Shingle Mill Pathway is a series of trail loops for hikers, cross-country skiers and mountain bikers. Horses and snowmobiles are not permitted on the Shingle Mill Pathway. All the loops begin at Pigeon Bridge Campground on Sturgeon Valley ...
  • Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 9.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    West of Traverse City, the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail stretches nearly 10 miles from Glen Arbor to Empire on Lake Michigan's eastern shore. The trail is a beauty, traversing through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with its views of ...
  • Spring Brook Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    The 5-mile Spring Brook Trail crosses flat to hilly terrain in Mackinaw State Forest. The trail accommodates hikers, mountain bikers and cross-country skiers. The trail meanders along a wooded creek and crosses several footbridges.
  • Traverse Area Recreation Trail (TART)

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Traverse Area Recreation Trail (TART) is packed with urban excitement as it winds 11 miles through the infrastructure of Traverse City. The rail-trail cuts a west-to-east path from Carter Road to State Route 22 (M-22), where it connects ...
  • Wellston Area Tourist Association Snowmobile Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MI
    Length: 64 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Wellston Area Tourist Association maintains about 64 miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling in the Manistee–Huron National Forest. For more information and maps, contact the Tourist Association.
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