The 15.5-mile Leelanau Trail provides a paved off-road connection between Traverse City and Suttons Bay. Running through the last of Leelanau County’s former railroad corridors, the Leelanau Trail features picturesque forests, farms, vineyards, lakes and ponds.
During the winter, the Leelanau Trail is groomed for cross-country skiing from the Cherry Bend trailhead to 4th St. just south of Suttons Bay.
PARKING: There are three trailheads for parking along the trail at Cherry Bend Road, Fouch Road, and 4th Street in Suttons Bay. During the summer months, there is a porta-john located along the trail at the DeYoung Natural Area about one mile north of the Cherry Bend Road parking lot. In Suttons Bay, public restrooms are available seasonally at the village marina. All year, trail users may use the restrooms at Inland Seas Education Association, conveniently located at the trail’s end, across M-22 next to Boone’s restaurant. ISEA is open Monday to Friday from 9:00-5:00 pm with plenty of bike parking available at the lower level entrance.