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Welcome to Top of Michigan Trails Council

The Top of Michigan Trails Council’s mission is to facilitate the establishment of a network of multiple-use recreation trails in Northern Michigan. These trails will offer safe recreation and alternative transportation routes for all residents and visitors to the area.

Want to see all the trails of Northern Michigan?  Go to Up North Trails, a website the Trails Council help create.


Top Stories

  • Ultimate Trailhead and Diamonds and Denim Fundraising Event

    Trails Council proposes new "Ultimate Trailhead" Education and Visitors Center. Petoskey Rotary generously supports the project with its Diamonds and Denim Fundraiser. Click on the picture for more details.

  • Offield Family Foundation Makes Significant Donation for the Ultimate Trailhead

    A gift of $130,000 from the Offield Family Foundation of Harbor Springs to the Top of Michigan Trails Council has brought an Ultimate Trailhead facility closer to reality. “The historic stone building where the Little Traverse Wheelway meets the Northwestern State Trail on M-119 is the perfect place to provide education, trail maps, safety information and other benefits to the public,” said Top of Michigan Trails Council President Steve Biggs. “The Trails Council is grateful for generous support by the Offield Family Foundation to bring us closer to our goal to create an Ultimate Trailhead facility.”

  • Straits Regional Ride Installs Bike Racks

    The Straits Regional Ride public bus system installed bike racks on nine of its twelve buses last fall. SRR serves Cheboygan, Emmet and Presque Isle counties. Each rack holds three bikes, the racks are mounted on the front of the buses and are easy to use. SRR has regular routes, in addition buses are available for prearranged pick up and drop off transportation for you and your bicycle. SRR's website has the information you need to arrange for transportation

  • Rail Run 100 Set for October 3, 2015

    Registration for the Rail Run 100 Set for October 3, 2015 is now available. Check out our new Facebook page for the race.

  • Benefit Concert Scheduled for Trails Council

    Paul Doffing, Freedom From Fuel World Tour to stop in Petoskey for concert to benefit the Trails Council

  • 2015 Chalk and Chocolate

    Crooked Tree Arts Center and Top of Michigan Trails Council present Chalk & Chocolate as part of Petoskey’s Festival on the Bay. The sidewalks down by Little Traverse Wheelway near Bayfront Park are the target of artists young and old for this 5th annual chalk art celebration. Artists of all abilities– from the beginner to experienced chalk artist are welcome.

  • MSU Trail Survey

    MSU Trail Survey Chuck Nelson from Michigan State University's Department of Community Sustainability presented interesting and vital facts taken from the 2014 survey of the Little Traverse Wheelway, the Northwestern State Trail and the North Central State Trail. Here are just a few of the highlights. Click on the headline to get to the full report.

  • Summer Blog

    Check out our new blog! This summer project was created by our two summer interns and showcases some of the highlights Northern Michigan Trails have to offer. This project is a work in progress, but feel free to check it out and give us some feedback.

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