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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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The beauty of the Trail can be awe-inspiring. Get out and take it all in! ...

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Come see us today at the CSA Art Fair! Show your support for the BVT by becoming a member of the Friends of the Trail today! ...

Come see us today at the CSA Art Fair! Show your support for the BVT by becoming a member of the Friends of the Trail today!

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Jackson......! ;)

You two are looking wonderful

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Do you know who this is taking his precious daughter for a ride on the trail? Hint: You’re going to learn much more about him prior to the event in September when he will be representing the BVT! ...

Do you know who this is taking his precious daughter for a ride on the trail? Hint: You’re going to learn much more about him prior to the event in September when he will be representing the BVT!
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Recent News from Our Blog

Practice Good Trail Etiquette by Using Common Sense & Courtesy

Is there a speed limit on the Trail? Are dogs allowed on the Trail? Are e-bikes permitted on the Trail? These are a few of the questions we often hear from trail users and we’ll address these below, but we feel it’s important, as the Friends of the Betsie Valley… Read More »

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 »

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