Trail Length

16.6 miles

Trail Start and End Details

Leelanau Trail connects Traverse City, Michigan, and Suttons Bay, Michigan. There are three trailheads with parking, found at Cherry Bend Road and Fouch Road in Traverse City, and 4th Street in Suttons Bay. There is also parking available at the Leelanau Studios parking lot, 1/3 mile east of the Cherry Bend Road trailhead. Trail users are also welcome to use the lot at Keswick Methodist Church, on Center Highway between Fort Road and Revold Road in Suttons Bay.

Description and Tips

Leelanau Trail is well-maintained and the asphalt surface is nearly flawless. You’ll experience lakes, farms, and vineyards as you pass from urban setting to countryside, with minimal road crossings throughout the trail. Traverse Bay has plenty to do when you’re not biking. There are portable bathrooms along the trail and public restrooms are seasonally available at the village marina in Suttons Bay. Check out the two food forests along the trail, and the seven-acre Leo Creek Preserve.

Submitted By

Steven Atha

Photo Source

Steven Atha