With so many miles of shoreline and public land, it is easy to overlook the far northern end of the Trail, as M-22 heads south towards Traverse City. Suttons Bay Harbor Wetland Walk is always productive, and the DeYoung Property and Fulton Park on Traverse City’s northwest corner offer easy access close in to the TC metro area. But at the top of the list is the TART Trail stretch from Suttons Bay south to the sewage ponds. The TART Trail running from Echerle Rd, Suttons Bay, south to the sewage ponds and Richter Rd., offers unique opportunities including very good birding by bicycle, which isn’t always easy to do. The paved TART trail runs alongside wetlands and Leo Creek for a stretch, the ponds are also wide open to view to the WNW. These ponds are fantastic waterfowl and shorebird viewing locations. The wet habitat is mostly covered in low canopy growth adding to the view lanes. There is a significant diversity of shrubs and bushes full of berries and bugs: fabulous late season habitat and great for photography.