Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance is a statewide 501c3 nonprofit organization and the statewide voice for non-motorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote multi-use trails for a healthier and more prosperous Michigan.
Michigan State University’s Land Policy Institute looked at the effects of Green Infrastructure, including trails and paths, on property values. They found that being within a half mile of one of these amenities increased property values by 6.3%. Due to the increasing popularity of trails as a desired “must-have” amenity, trails have become a valuable tool for both community revitalization and placemaking and as communities acrosss the state update their master parks and recreation plans.
Non-motorized trails are a valuable asset to communities looking to increase tourism, attract residents, promote a favorable business climate, and provide residents with a healthy transportation choice that accents the community’s best features. We encourage you to use Michigan’s vast trail network for recreation, for your commute to work, to incorporate more fitness into your daily routine and as an alternative transportation method to visit new places in a new way.
We are here to ensure Michigan remains the #1 Trail State in the nation. Take a look around our site to learn about the work we do, how we can assist your community and how you can help ensure the future of Michigan’s trails by becoming a member, making a donation or joining us in one of our many fundraising trail events throughout the year.
We are an affiliate of the Michigan Fitness Foundation.