Friends of the Trails

Friends Groups
Michigan’s trail networks would never have come into existence had it not been for a small group of citizens that were willing to step up to make a difference.  Friends groups provide relentless advocacy, fundraising, and outreach during a trail’s early stages.  After the trail is acquired, the groups usually stay intact to provide maintenance assistance, fundraising for development, volunteer patrols, and other important services.

If you would like to contribute to an existing trail or proposed trail project in your area, and we hope you do, just contact one of the following groups or ask us how to start a new friends group.

If you are a Friends Group and not listed, you may join us here.

Betsie Valley Trail

Blue Star Trail

Border To Border Trail

Bridge to Bay Trail

Clinton River Trail

Flint River Trail

Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail

Fred Meijer Clinton, Ionia, Shiawasee (CIS) Trail

Fred Meijer Heartland Trail

Fred  Meijer White Pine Trail 

Green Oak Trails c/o Lakeland Trail

I-275 Metro Trail

Iron Ore Heritage Trail 

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail

Kal-Haven Trail

Lakelands Trail

Lansing Regional Trails

Musketawa Trail

North Country Trail – Peter Wolfe Chapter

Paul Henry Thornapple Trail

Pere Marquette Trail

Southern Links Trailway

TART Trails
Leelenau, Boardman Lake, Buffalo Ridge, Boardman River, Three Mile, Vasa Pathway… 

Wadhams Avoca Trail

Walker-Highland Trails


Associations, Conservancies and Coalitions
The following associations, conservancies and coalitions provide assistance and share our goals by finding common ground and promoting cooperation among all trail interests.

Detroit Greenways Coalition

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Downriver Linked Greenways Initiative

Michigan Mountain Biking Association

Mid-Michigan Mountain Biking Association

Midwest Michigan Trail Authority


North Country Trail

Program to Educate All Cyclists

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Top of Michigan Trails Council

Tri-County Bicycle Association

West Michigan Trails and Greenways