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Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, Inc. (TART) welcomes the community to celebrate the completion of the Leelanau Trail through the Village of Suttons Bay. A ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place on Friday, June 20, 10:30am at Suttons Bay Marina Park.
The new segment of trail through the Village was completed in fall 2013, and signage is currently being installed. The new section follows First Street to St. Mary’s and Jefferson, then crosses M-22 and heads through Marina Park. From there, the trail heads north, crosses back to the west side of M-22 and ends at Dumas Road.
The 17-mile Leelanau Trail is a paved trail connecting Traverse City and Suttons Bay. In the early 1990’s, the former railroad corridor was converted to trail through the hard work and dedication of local leaders and volunteers. This trail has been an asset to the region, and continues to be as both locals and visitors enjoy activities on the trail.
Those traveling from the Traverse City area to Suttons Bay for the ribbon-cutting are encouraged to ride the trail or take the BATA bus, which departs the Hall Transfer station at 9:30am and arrives at Front St/Suttons Bay Library around 10:11am. BATA’s popular Bike-n-Ride service starts June 16, so you may also ride your bike one way and take the bus back.
For more information, please contact Arianne Whittaker at [email protected] or 231.941.4300.
Suttons Bay is the quaint little village about 15 miles north of Traverse City on M-22.