TVC-CHX Trail Preferred Route
As you travel along Grand Traverse Bay, US-31, and the proposed route of the Traverse City to Charlevoix Trail you encounter the beautiful rolling landscape and sweeping vistas of the Bay. Pink and white blossoming cherry and apple orchards in the spring give way to busy farming activities throughout the summer and harvest in fall. You can sample the harvest at the many farm stands along the way. You can enjoy one of the twenty parks or natural areas listed below, which provide a wealth of recreation opportunities to hike, camp, ski, hunt, fish, boat, paddle, swim, with access to Lake Michigan, Birch, Elk and Torch Lakes. The Trail takes you to the charming and bustling harbor towns of Traverse City, Elk Rapids, and Charlevoix where there are many places to enjoy dining, shopping entertainment and lodging. The 46 mile Traverse City to Charlevoix Trail closes the gap between the TART and TOMTC trail systems and provides an unparalleled opportunity to bike and hike 325 miles of non-motorized transportation and recreation trails in northern Lower Michigan.