Register for the 2023 Brew-to-Brew Trail Day!

Support the Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail by signing up for the first annual Brew-to-Brew Trail Day happening on Saturday, June 24th. The minimum $25 donation/registration fee includes vouchers for two beers — one at  Stormcloud Brewery and one at Five Shores Brewery. 

Learn More About this ‘FUNdraiser’ and Sign Up Today!


Joy2Ride participant enjoying the Betsie Valley Trail

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

The Trail is popular for bicycle 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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Join the TARP beautification group bringing floral color to Thompsonville.

Monday, June 5 at 8am - Prep the flower beds.
Thursday, June 8 at 8am - Planting flowers.

Please bring your own gardening tools. Many hands make light work.
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Thank you for sharing the joy! We’re excited to be out for the season again!

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We ❤️ Trail Sponsor Crystal Lake Adventure Sports!
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Learn how to make use of the fix-it stations we have at both the Beulah and Elberta Trailheads. Thanks Chris Remy, Friends board member, for the awesome seminar! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice job Chris!

So helpful! Appreciate the knowledge share!

Fantastic demo, Chris Remy!

So appreciate these.

Great demo!

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Winter Fun at Crystal Mountain

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Snowmobiling on the Betsie Valley Trail

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Sign, sign, everywhere a SIGN!

That was the sentiment of Betsie Valley Trail Care Coordinator, Charlie Gregory, when he took on this project last year. “We don’t want to pack the trail with signs,” he commented at a past board meeting. “I’m looking to simplify messages and actually reduce the number of signs along the… Read More »

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