Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) Class of 2023 is partnering with Top of Michigan Trails Council (TOMTC) to create safe trails and connected communities in Charlevoix County for their community service project. The goal of this project is to connect non-motorized trails in Charlevoix County by adding signs and trail markers to improve safety and navigation on the trails as well as identify local points of interest. This will allow residents across all social and economic demographics to enjoy the natural beauty and local communities that Charlevoix County offers.
LCC and TOMTC’s first steps are to connect the Boyne Valley Trailway with the Boyne City to Charlevoix Trail by identifying a safe trail route through Boyne City and placing signs and trail markers along this route. These signs will help trail users navigate from the Boyne Valley Trailway to the Boyne City to Charlevoix Trail while identifying points of interest and local businesses in Boyne City. If funding and time permit, LCC and TOMTC will expand the scope of the project to include additional signs along the Boyne City to Charlevoix Trail and the Little Traverse Wheelway.