The Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail (FBVT) is a non-profit charitable corporation guided by the following mission:
The Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail Board welcomes questions, comments or suggestions from Trail users. Our current Board membership is as follows:
2021-2022 Board Members
Jed Maker, President (262) 492-5169
Tom Jackson, Vice President (616) 874-7143
Doug Cook, Treasurer (not pictured) (231) 930-8722
Avace Wildie, Secretary & Volunteer Coordinator
Kris Welty, Secretary (not pictured)
Charlie Gregory, Trail Care Coordinator
To contact one of the foregoing by email, click on the person’s name. Here are some possible areas of inquiry:
Welcome our NEW Board Members!
The Trail is owned by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and is operated and maintained by Benzie County. The Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail (FBVT) is a Michigan not for profit corporation formed in 1993 “to advocate, promote and encourage the development and successful operation of a recreational trail on the former Ann Arbor Railroad corridor in Benzie County.” FBVT is a benevolent friend of the trail. It supports the efforts of the DNR and County and intends to see that the trail is maintained and enjoyed.