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Welcome to Top of Michigan Trails Council


Photo Courtesy Charles O'Neill


Stafford's Top of Michigan Community Marathon

Charlevoix to Harbor Springs Marathon Route ~ Saturday, May 28

Petoskey to Harbor Springs 10K Run/Walk Route

Click HERE for more information!                Click HERE to register!

Many thanks to our corporate sponsors that make this website possible! Please visit their sites by clicking on the logos at the bottom of this page. If you do business with one of these establishments, please mention that you saw them listed as a community supporter of our trails system!

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.

TOMTC is proud to again take the lead in organizing SMART COMMUTE EMMET WEEK, June 6 - 10, 2016. For more information, click HERE.

Top Stories

  • 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.

  • Work to begin on Boyne City - Charlevoix Trail

    After many years of planning, and delays caused by everything from funding source issues to endangered bat habitats, Charlevoix County officials are planning to break ground on the first phase of a Boyne City to Charlevoix non-motorized recreational path on Tuesday, March 8. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at the entrance to Young State Park, just west of Boyne City.

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

    The Top of Michigan Trails Council is sponsoring a marathon from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs on the Little Traverse Wheelway on May 28, 2016. Information and registration for the race is now available. The registration fee for runners is currently $85.

  • 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.”

  • Trails Council Launches Volunteer Program

    The Top of Michigan Trails Council needs a strong, vibrant team of volunteers to help us grow and maintain our trail system. Exciting events are approaching that will require capable volunteers: The Top of Michigan Community Marathon on May 28; TOMTC's annual meeting on June 23; the Grand Opening of the North Central State Trail; and a variety of community festivals in which we will promote our trails.

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These businesses have also donated to support the work of the Trails Council:

Moran Iron Works
Bearcub Outfitters
Comfort Inn of Petoskey
Bay Inn of Petoskey

Please mention that you saw their business name here, and thank them for their support of northern Michigan trails!