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Little Traverse Wheelway

US 31 and Waller intersection,
Charlevoix, MI 49720

*Please be aware portions of the trail have been washed out, but you can still use the trail*

One of the most beautiful paved paths in Michigan, the 23-mile Little Traverse Wheelway provides cyclists, inline skaters, walkers and joggers with a smooth path, incredible scenery and a non-motorized link between three of the most popular resort towns in northern Michigan; Charlevoix, Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

Much of the trail skirts Little Traverse Bay, featuring open views of the water. Just north of Charlevoix is a half mile stretch of boardwalk through an intriguing wetland while the path between Petoskey's Bayfront Park to Petoskey State Park follows the original Little Traverse Wheelway dating back to the 1880s. A gate over the trail at the east end of Bayfront Park replicates the original gate that stood at nearly the same spot.

Officially the trail is 23.25 miles but local connecting sidewalks and bike routes link it to downtown Charlevoix and downtown Harbor Springs for a total of 26.65 miles. The Wheelway is surfaced with 8’ to 10’ wide asphalt or 6’ wide concrete sidewalk and is open for non-motorized use only.

Distance: 23.25 miles
Trail Type: Paved path
Terrain: Little Traverse Bay
Difficulty: Easy

Recreation Type
Biking/Hiking Trails


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