Bike & Hike
Benzie County has many miles of hiking paths or biking trails and roads sure to please everyone, from the beginner to the expert.
Trails are full of nature, scenery, and even art. We are proud to be the home of Betsie Valley Trail and Michigan Legacy Art Park, not to mention the many miles of trails in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and with wonderful trails in Benzie County within the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
If you're looking for a good hike, or bicycle ride surrounded by the great outdoors, Stay In Benzie, you won't be disappointed with the abundance of choices here.
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Betsie River Pathway - Pere Marquette State Forest
Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy - Coastal Nature Preserve Trails
Michigan Legacy Art Park - Crystal Mountain
The Betsie Valley Trail is owned by Michigan's DNR, but operated and maintained by the people here in Benzie County. The trail runs 22 miles from Elberta to Thompsonville passing through Frankfort and Beulah.
A great way to enjoy the entire trail in one day is to make arrangements with the Benzie Bus to be picked up at one location and transported to another, with your bicycles. Reservations are required and be sure to let them know you'll need a bus with a bike rack.
Other trails in Benzie County include the Betsie River Pathway in the Pere Marquette State Forest and the Lake Ann Pathway, plus several great trails with The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. More information and maps can be obtained from their website links