About the Top of Michigan Trails Council

Top of Michigan Trails Council

Our Mission

We advocate and facilitate the development of a network of multi-purpose recreational trails in northern Lower Michigan. Currently there are 288 miles of trail in our inventory of which 109 are classified as “improved.”

2016 Annual Report

Jeff Winegard Trails Council

Jeff Winegard, Executive Director

In 2009, Jeff Winegard became the new Executive Director of the Trails Council. Jeff has a background in law and natural resource management and previously worked for The Nature Conservancy and The American Farmland Trust. His background makes him a strong advocate for trail development.

Our History

Trails Council Committees

Trail Committees

TOMTC partners with local committees to develop new rights of way and to improve the ones we have. Local committees are always seeking volunteers to help make the organizations more effective.  As a 501 (c) 3 corporation, TOMTC supports trail committees and acts as the fiduciary agent for those committees.  Some of the trail committees that we are working with include the Boyne City to Charlevoix, Burt Lake Trail, Charlevoix to Traverse City, Boyne Valley Trailway, Little Traverse Wheelway, and Friends of the North Central State Trail committees.