Michigan Trails Week, Sept. 20-27, 2020
When it comes to trails, there's no place like Michigan. We are home to more than 13,000 miles of state-managed trails, plus thousands of miles of local, county and federally managed trails and pathways. Together, these trails connect communities and provide real health and economic benefits. With that in mind, Michigan Trails Week is the perfect time to hit your favorite trail, try trails for the first time or try your hand (or feet) at an all-new trail adventure.
Every mile counts! Thank you challengers
Thank you to everyone that participated in the inaugural Michigan Trails Week Challenge! Your enthusiasm is just one of the many reasons why Michigan continues to build its reputation as the Trails State. Here's some highlights from the eight days:
- 6,000-plus participants.
- 83,069.828 miles traveled.
- 1,800 snapshots shared by fellow challengers.
- $11,000 in donations to help benefit trails across the state.
- Developed a fun commemorative pin and sticker.
*The drawing for cool outdoor gear and Michigan branded prizes will be held Friday, Oct. 2. Winners will be listed on the website and notified via email.
About the 2020 Michigan Trails Week Challenge
Eight days, 100,000 miles, fun prizes and that amazing "I did it!" feeling. Trail veterans and newcomers were invited to join the DNR and the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance on a mission to collectively travel 100,000 miles during Michigan Trails Week (Sept. 20-27).
Whether you run, hike, ride or paddle, just self-report your treks on nonmotorized trails and earn badges (no limit) for different milestones. Badges entered participants into a drawing for cool outdoor gear and Michigan branded prizes and helped us meet our 100,000-mile goal. It was free to participate.
Challengers earned a badge when they registered for the event and logged at least 1 mile, and then every time they:
- Horseback ride for 5 miles.
- Walk, run or hike for 5 miles.
- Bike for 10 miles.
- Paddle for 2 miles.
- Trails Week Story Map
Explore interactive nonmotorized trail maps, share your trail photos, view photos submitted by others, and more in this new Trails Week story map.