Our mission is to advocate for and facilitate the development and maintenance of a safe, multi-use, year-round recreational trail system in Northern Michigan; and to promote the maintenance and use of these trails for the benefit of all.

Top of Mich Marathon 18-1

Stafford’s Top of Michigan Trails Council’s hosts a great 5k, 10k, and half marathon from Petoskey’s Bayfront Park with great views of Little Traverse Bay.

Ric Loyd

Through Pedaling with a Purpose, we share the joy of biking with area 4th graders. This field trip pedaling trip along the North Western State Trail combines fitness, science and history of our beautiful area.


One of the best ways to view the upcoming fall colors is by trail. Head out by bike or foot to watch the leaves change. Need help deciding which trail to visit, or want more information on our trail system? View our trail list.

Thank you to our sponsors.