Preliminary design is underway for trail connecting Acme to Elk Rapids. A public open house was held on Wednesday, August 22 that offered the chance to learn more about the project and submit formal public comments on how community members want to the trail to look and feel as well as where you want to see it connect. This planning process is part of the larger TC ↔ CHX Trail project, which recently received a $2.4 million investment from the State of Michigan that will help with trail planning along the 46-mile corridor. Once completed this trail will create a 325-mile network of non-motorized trails in northern Michigan.
Acme Township: Thanks to support from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, Acme Township, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and many private donors, construction of the trail in Bayside Park is underway. This is the first trailhead for the Traverse City to Charleviox Trail. TART is working closely with Acme Township and the Grand Traverse Resort to connect the trail in Bayside Park to Deepwater Natural Area. Stay tuned as those plans progress.
Acme Township was successfully awarded a DNR Trust Fund grant to improve North Bayside Park and construct the first segment of the Traverse City to Charlevoix Trail within the park. Construction for this trail segment is planned for spring 2018.
A very generous donation to TART Trails was matched 1:1 for trail engineering and construction from North Bayside Park through Deepwater Natural Area. The Deepwater Natural Area trail segment will be constructed with North Bayside park in spring 2018.