Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance is the statewide voice for nonmotorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote trails for a healthier and more prosperous Michigan.


An active outdoor lifestyle in Michigan.


Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance was founded in 1986 and has undergone several name changes along the way; Michigan TRRails Alliance and the Michigan Chapter of Rails to Trails Conservancy. When Rails to Trails decided to regionalize its field offices, and the Michigan Field Office determined the best way to continue to assist Michigan’s trail projects would be to form its own statewide nonprofit.  Michigan Trails was reborn and began assisting with key rail-trail projects and with communities wishing to extend their trails through the use of other linear facilities for connections such as utility corridors, road rights of way, public land, and other linear resources to grow trail networks.

Located in Old Town Lansing, we continue to foster and facilitate the creation of an interconnected statewide system of trails and greenways for environmental and cultural preservation purposes.  We work at both the state and local levels by assisting public and private interest in trails and greenways planning, funding, development and maintenance.  We work to build public support for trails and greenways development through events, membership, education, information and advocacy activities.


Michigan Fitness Foundation, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Community Health, Travel Michigan, Pure Michigan, National Parks Service, Michigan Recreation and Park Association, Heart of the Lakes, Michigan Lodging and Restaurant Association, League of Michigan Bicyclists, Michigan Environmental Council, Michigan Complete Streets Coalition, Rails to Trails Conservancy, American Trails, National Bike Tourism Association, Transportation for Michigan, Michigan Trails Advisory Council, Safe Routes to School, Detroit Greenways Coalition, West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition and many regional trail coalitions, trails friends groups, regional planning and transportation organizations, local governments, elected officials and personnel and individual trail citizen advocates.


As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance relies on generous contributions from individuals, families, businesses, organizations and proceeds from our events.

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