Non-motorized Road and Trail Map Guide
MDOT and its partners, including Networks Northwest, have created a series of multi-county regional maps showing road surface type, traffic volume ranges, paved/unpaved shared use paths with regional significance, recreational facilities, points of interest, plus other facilities and amenities which help make cycling across Michigan an enjoyable tourism experience. Networks Northwest was responsible for mapping thirteen counties in northwest Michigan (PDF links below). Funding for the project was provided by the Federal Highway Administration.
The following PDFs are available for viewing online. For hard copy maps, please contact the Networks Northwest Community Development Department at 231.929.5000.
Northern Counties (Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie)
Southern Counties (Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Mason, Lake, Osceola)
Up North Trails
An interactive website for trails in northern lower Michigan. Whether you are a hiker, bicyclist, skier, horseback rider, ORVer, or snowmobiler, thousands of miles of trails await discovery Up North. Read about the trail systems, view photos, and click on trail segments to find out even more about the 5,300+ miles of non-motorized and motorized trails in the region. Visit UpNorthTrails.org.
For other recreation planning resources, please visit the Networks Northwest Recreation Resources page.
Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission