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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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Thanks to Jesse for sending us this pic from the lookout at Railroad Point. Get out and enjoy the Trail and send your pics to info@betsievalleytrail.com #benzietrails #benzieoutdoors #upnorth ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Jesse for sending us this pic from the lookout at Railroad Point. Get out and enjoy the Trail and send your pics to info@betsievalleytrail.com #benzietrails #benzieoutdoors #upnorth

Yes, that’s the Betsie Valley Trail before it was the Betsie Valley Trail!Beulah 1940. Looking West from Case Road near where the Viaduct is now. ... See MoreSee Less

Yes, that’s the Betsie Valley Trail before it was the Betsie Valley Trail!

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Is the building on the left the grainery antique place?

Dennis R Frick Jr.

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