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Boardman Lake Trail ribbon-cutting

Tue, Oct  18, 2005 - By Missy Luyk

The City of Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Garfield Township and TART Trails are thrilled to announce the ribbon-cutting event for the Boardman Lake Trail east. This project has been a long time in the making and it is wonderful to see it finally come to fruition. We encourage you to attend our ceremony.

The ribbon-cutting event will take place this Friday, October 21st at 11:00 am at Hull Park. We will gather for a short presentation followed by a ribbon-cutting photo. Following the photo-op, we will embark on a walk down the trail to view the beautiful terrain and the views of Boardman Lake. BATA will provide their fun trolley to take walkers from Medalie Park (south end of trail) back to Hull Park. Cider and donuts will be provided.

Event details at a glance:
What: Boardman Lake Trail ribbon-cutting
When: October 21, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Hull Park gazebo off Hannah Avenue behind the Traverse Area District Library

This event celebrates the completion of the east-side of the Boardman Lake Trail, spanning from Hull Park (behind the Traverse Area District Library) to Medalie Park (near South Airport). The new section of trail is 2 miles long. The northern mile is paved, the southern mile is crushed limestone. The entire trail is on the banks of Boardman Lake and is very beautiful!

There is a possibility that the Boardman Lake Trail will to be groomed for skiing in the future, but (most likely) not this winter.

This proejct has been in the planning stages since the early 1970’s. Still in the plans is to complete the trail loop around the entire lake once easements and railroad conflicts are worked out.

Please attend this event to show your support of the Boardman Lake Trail, a great facility that is now a part of the fabric of our community. The presence of many trail users will demonstrate our gratitude to all of those that have made this historic day possible.

Join us! We encourage trail users to walk or bike to this event.

Thanks from the TART Trails staff,
Bob, Missy and Norm