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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A New Gathering Place Along the BVT at Lewis Bridge Overlook

Site preparation work has begun on a new, fully accessible site improvement to the Lewis Bridge overlook along the Betsie Valley Trail and Betsie River. Crews have already been out to the site and are beginning to clear the area for the landscaping work which will commence next spring. According… Read More »

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It’s Winter Fun Time on the Betsie Valley Trail!

The Trail has served the community and visitors well during this tumultuous year and even with the cold temps and falling snow, there’s still plenty to do on the Trail! The paved segments of the Trail on the east end of Betsie Bay from 10th Street in Frankfort to the… Read More »

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Spotlight on Trail User Tom Jackson: A Path to Good Health

If you ever have the pleasure of meeting Tom Jackson walking along the Trail, don’t be surprised when you feel the boundless energy and joy that seems to radiate from him. “Thinking back over a decade to when I first started using the Trail on my bike,” Tom reflected through… Read More »

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