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The Betsie Valley Trail is 22 miles long and extends from Frankfort through Elberta and Beulah to Thompsonville in Benzie County Michigan.

The entire trail is excellent for bicycles and pedestrian use.

Pets are permitted on most parts of the Trail as long as they are on a leash and under control. Pets (except leader dogs) are not permitted on the portion of the Trail between Mollineaux Road and Beulah.

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Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail

The Ironman Foundation awarded grants to area non-profits who provided volunteer help for the event. The Cherry Capital Cycling Club ran the bike corral on the Saturday before the event and earned an $800 donation from the Foundation. The club then gave the donation to the Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail -- so awesome! Pictured is Friends and CCCC member Bryce Dreeszen (on right) accepting the check from Club President Bill Danly. Thank you for supporting the BVT! ... See MoreSee Less

The Ironman Foundation awarded grants to area non-profits who provided volunteer help for the event. The Cherry Capital Cycling Club ran the bike corral on the Saturday before the event and earned an $800 donation from the Foundation. The club then gave the donation to the Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail -- so awesome! Pictured is Friends and CCCC member Bryce Dreeszen (on right) accepting the check from Club President Bill Danly. Thank you for supporting the BVT!Image attachment
1 week ago
Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail

Gorgeous #rainbow over the Betsie Valley Trail in late September. An incredible shot submitted by Lori. Thanks so much for sharing! ... See MoreSee Less

Gorgeous #rainbow over the Betsie Valley Trail in late September. An incredible shot submitted by Lori. Thanks so much for sharing!
2 weeks ago
Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail

Smiles abound when folks get out on the trail! The colors are kicking in! Send us your pics: media@betsievalleytrail.org ... See MoreSee Less

Smiles abound when folks get out on the trail! The colors are kicking in! Send us your pics: media@betsievalleytrail.org

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As was Marian Gyr.

Thank you for what you do! I thank you for using the Trailhead in Elberta, I see you all and appreciate what you do!

Such a happy occasion. Thank you for sharing. Wonderful memories of such special friends.

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