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Welcome to Top of Michigan Trails Council

The most beautiful marathon route in the North!


Stafford's Top of Michigan Community Marathon

Charlevoix to Harbor Springs Marathon Route

~ sponsored by the Trails Council ~ May 28, 2016 

Click HERE for more information!

Click HERE to register!


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. Click HERE to find information about all of our trails.

If you want to find information about all the trails of Northern Michigan--including land, water and cultural trails--you might want to visit Up North Trails, a website the Trails Council helped to create.

Trails Council hosts volunteer open house on February 18. Find out more HERE.

Top Stories

  • Top of Michigan Trails Council Sponsors Marathon on Little Traverse Wheelway in 2016

    The Top of Michigan Trails Council is sponsoring a marathon on the Little Traverse Wheelway on May 28, 2016. Information and registration for the race can be found by clicking on this paragraph. Special early bird registration available through December 25 is $65.00.

  • 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

  • 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.

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