Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail connects Glen Arbor to the dune climb
Yesterday I jumped on BATA’s village connector with my bike to Glen Arbor where I and dozens of other people rode the newly opened Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail from the village to the National Lakeshore dune climb for the grand opening celebrations. The completed section meanders through the woods for the roughly 4.5 miles between the two popular destinations and will be a total of 27-miles, including some road sections, once it is complete.
For more information about the trail and the development forward, visit SleepingBearTrail.org.
Northwest Michigan’s Second Wave’s post from Tuesday, Heritage trails highlight alternative transportation opportunities, also offers highlights to the project and another heritage trail, Iron Ore Heritage Trail, soon to open in Marquette, MI. Both trails have not only a recreational goal, but also transportation goals to connect popular destinations to nearby villages and cities.
Here’s a video of the last half mile to end at the Dune Climb–Look for a smiling Pam Darling, development director of Traverse Area Recreational Trails, at the end. From the smiles on everyone else’s faces yesterday, it’s easy to see that this trail is going to be enjoyed by thousands every year.
And, one more.