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,

There was a large increase in the use of the North Western State Trail (NWST) on one particular day in June, as a bike tour group from the Muskegon area pedaled through northern Michigan. Our house sits right along the trail and next to Pellston Pioneer Park. Late in the morning of June 19, I saw a group of 10 or so riders leaving the trail and heading into the park. Upon further inspection, I met a few of the 26 adult chaperones and several of the 58 youth riders on a bike trip from Mackinac City to Traverse City and welcomed them to northern Michigan and the Top of Michigan Trails Council system.

Request for Proposals--Root Cutting on the Little Traverse Wheelway and Northwestern State Trail

1.0       PURPOSE

Top of Michigan Trails Council (TOMTC) is requesting the submission of proposals from qualified contractors to provide root cutting on both sides of the Little Traverse Wheelway (approximately   23 miles in length) and the paved section the North Western State Trail (approximately 7.5 miles in length). TOMTC is working collaboratively with Charlevoix County, City of Petoskey, and Emmet County to fund and complete the project.