Experience TART Trail

The TART Trail is a 10.5 mile-long urban transportation and recreation corridor. It meets with the Leelanau Trail and connects you to downtown Traverse City and various other parks, trails, and neighborhoods. The TART Trail is the perfect spot for families, bicyclists, inline skaters, and anyone else looking to enjoy the beauty of Northern Michigan. The trails work to build community and promote healthy lifestyles by hosting events and advocating for cyclist and pedestrian interests.


  • Downtown Traverse City
  • Shops, restaurants, and local neighborhoods
  • Recreation areas: Reffitt Nature Preserve and Clinch Park Marina and Beach
  • Other trails: Boardman Lake Trail, Three Mile Trail, and the Leelanau Trail
  • State Park campground


We're close to the Civic Center

The Civic Center is home to many prime recreation amenities rooted within Grand Traverse County. Within city limits, this active park holds 45 acres of land. Both locals and tourists alike can take time to appreciate the outdoors and find an activity that everyone will enjoy.

CIVIC CENTER Amenities include:

  • One-mile walking track
  • Event space
  • Pavilion
  • Easling pool
  • Howe Arena
  • Outdoor amphitheatre
  • Outdoor playground – known as Kids Kove
  • Outdoor basketball courts
  • Skate park