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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 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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Name the shark! At BVT business sponsor Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar. ... See MoreSee Less

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Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail

The DNR is out on the trail today cutting the edges so use caution. ... See MoreSee Less

The DNR is out on the trail today cutting the edges so use caution.
6 days ago
Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail

Beautiful day to be on the Trail! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail

Help keep our new plantings at the Lewis Bridge overlook growing and thriving! The DNR has placed a water reservoir near our new ‘pocket park’. Now that the weather is turning warmer, when you pass by, please stop and enjoy the overlook and check to see if the plants need watering. If they look dry, use the hose attached to the reservoir to give them a drink. ... See MoreSee Less

Help keep our new plantings at the Lewis Bridge overlook growing and thriving! The DNR has placed a water reservoir near our new ‘pocket park’. Now that the weather is turning warmer, when you pass by, please stop and enjoy the overlook and check to see if the plants need watering. If they look dry, use the hose attached to the reservoir to give them a drink.

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Great that the people who use the trail can help out.

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Recent News from Our Blog

Dedication of the New Accessible Lewis Bridge Overlook

Last year, we announced the ground-breaking for A New Gathering Place Along the BVT at Lewis Bridge Overlook. The new ‘pocket park’ was completed recently and last Saturday, representatives from the DNR, the Friends of the Trail, and members of the public gathered at the site to reflect on the… Read More »

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Show Your Support for Completing the Trail to Thompsonville!

Last November, the Friends announced our intent to raise the needed funds to pave the Trail from Beulah to Thompsonville. Since then, we’ve been working to identify potential funding sources for this big project. We’re looking at nearly $3 million to pave the 12-mile section. A Potential Game-Changer for Thompsonville… Read More »

CALL for CONTRIBUTIONS to Help Us Build a Much-Needed Storage Facility

The dedicated volunteer Trail Crew has long had a need for a storage facility along the trail. Currently, the Friends have several spread out, inconvenient, and costly storage sites, none of which are ideal for storage of motorized grooming equipment. Often, the Friends rely on volunteers to bring their own… Read More »

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