A trail 20 years in the making! The 1.25 mile proposed trail will help residents and visitors safely access businesses, existing trails and recreation opportunities. This project is a big step to a more walkable and bikeable Acme Township and the southernmost segment of the overall Traverse City to Charlevoix Trail.
Preliminary design to connect the TART at Bunker Hill to the new Meijer and M72 corridor was completed in 2016. The planning effort was led by the Acme Township Parks & Trails Committee and supported by TART Trails. Final design engineering is now underway and expected to be complete by the end of 2019. Construction of this section of trail is slated for 2021.
View the map here.
Preliminary design of the Traverse City ↔ Charlevoix Trail launched in the summer of 2018 for the Acme through Elk Rapids trail segment. The goal of preliminary design is to identify a preferred trail alignment and the costs associated with its construction and maintenance. Community input is a key consideration in the process for identifying this preferred alignment, and a number of engagement activities have taken place with landowners, the public and local agencies over the past few months.
Below are the trail route inventory and the anaylisis maps from those sessions.