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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They’re making really nice progress resurfacing the trail along Crystal Ave. With the exception of some special drainage installs, they are completing each section of the trail as they go. ...

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Are you in need of some gently used new bike gear!? 🚲

The R-A-B Bike Swap will feature gently used or outgrown bicycles and accessories – including bike trailers, hitches, bike racks, and frames/wheels for sales at our event on Saturday, June 5 2021.

Twenty-five percent of the event proceeds benefit Recycle-A-Bicycle, a TART Trails nonprofit initiative that provides economically disadvantaged individuals in the Grand Traverse Region with refurbished bicycles for transportation.

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Recent News from Our Blog

Trail Resurfacing Along Crystal Avenue to Begin Early May

In January of 2020, we were awarded a $150,000 DNR Recreational Passport grant to resurface the BVT along Crystal Lake. The Friends raised the required $50,000 in matching funds, but due to several factors, the project was delayed until this year. Today, the Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail are… Read More »

We’re Raising Funds to Make the M-115 Crossing Safer for All

Most of us regular Betsie Valley Trail users are conditioned to stop and show extra caution when crossing M-115, but for visitors and the casual Trail user, the potential danger is not always readily apparent. That’s why the Friends decided to look into options that would help make this intersection… Read More »

Say ‘Hello’ to Our New Volunteer Coordinator!

In our last blog, Meet Our New Trail Care Coordinator, we introduced Charlie Gregory who is the new caretaker of the Betsie Valley Trail. Providing Charlie with the volunteers he needs to keep the Trail beautiful and to make new Trail enhancements is the role of our Volunteer Coordinator. Today,… Read More »

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