An Adopt-A-Trail program enables volunteers to take ownership on a section of specific trail and oversee basic maintenance of that trail as well as work to educate the local community, program events on the trails or advocate on behalf of the trail group. Trail volunteers assist in a variety of ways, from landscaping and maintenance duties to events and marketing the trail to offering educational seminars in local communities about the trail or trail network.
There are many Adopt-A-Trail Groups, Friends Groups and Trail Ambassador Groups across the state. The examples listed below will give a good overview and assist with developing a trail program for your community if there isn’t one already in place. Getting involved is the best way to ensure the trails in your town remain in good shape for the next generation.
- Canalway Trail Adopt-A-Trail Program Example
- Durham Trail Adopt-A-Trail Program Example
- Friends of Sleeping Bear Adopt-A-Trail Program Example
- Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail
- Friends of the Musketawa Trail
- North Country Trail Chapter (Central Upper Peninsula Chapter)
- TART Trail Ambassador Program: The Trail Ambassador Program is a volunteer position for trail enthusiasts who wish to contribute to the community & TART Trails by educating & assisting trail users.
Click here for a comprehensive listing of our member Friends Groups across the state.