For the first time, TOMTC will offer a fall gathering with the purpose of uniting the Friends of Trails (that's YOU) and connecting you with our plans and dreams, our amazing programs, and the story of how our most loved trail came to be. On Thursday,...

"We thoroughly enjoyed the Lake to Lake tour during the fall of 2017. We appreciate all those who took the time to provide us with such a memorable weekend of riding, local history and hospitality. Thanks for a bike trip that was special, because my family and I were able to enjoy an outdoor activity with other cyclists that I now call my friends." --David M, Rochester     2017 participant Last year's tour was a huge success, so we're doing it again in 2018. This bicycle tour gives participants the opportunity to ride from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan, all on dedicated bike trails. 

Top of Michigan Trails Council (TOMTC), along with local units of government, have made a good dent in an important trail maintenance project in 2017.  The project addresses a problem that exists on paved trails in Charlevoix and Emmet counties: tree roots beneath the trail are causing the asphalt to erupt, creating bumps and cracks on the surface that are a hazard to trail users.

    Photo: Lake to Lake Tour participants cross the Tower Pond on the North Eastern State Trail. Twenty cyclists braved the hottest, most humid weekend of the year to ride from Alpena on Lake Huron to Petoskey on Lake Michigan. The first “Lake to Lake Tour” took place Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24.  The tour, presented by Top of Michigan Trails Council (TOMTC), made use of four of the multi-use trails in the Council’s network.

  Terry Dickinson touches up the mural depicting the historical phases of the Little Traverse Wheelway on the back wall of D&W Fresh Market in Petoskey. The mural faces the Wheelway at the location of the Tannery Creek Trailhead and the McCue-Fettis Overlook.   An important piece of “art...

In cooperation with the City of Petoskey, TOMTC recently hired 5H Irrigation and Maintenance of Petoskey to cut roots along both sides of the Little Traverse Wheelway. Roots have been causing eruptions and bumps in our paved trails--a maintenance nightmare! This trial proved successful in...

  Keith Lamkin, who passed away on July 7, 2017, will be remembered as one of the early advocates for non-motorized trails in Emmet County. I first met Keith when he served as the Director of the MSU Cooperative Extension Service in Emmet County. As a planning consultant to counties in the early 70’s, the extension office was a first stop for me. Keith and I got to discussing community services,