Vasa Lands on Runner’s World List of Top Running Trails
July 24, 2019
Traverse City has made an appearance on another “best of” list, this one courtesy of Runner’s World magazine. Over the weekend, the magazine published a list featuring “25 of the Best Running Trails in the U.S.” Traverse City’s Vasa Pathway made the top 25 – the only trail in the state of Michigan to do so.
Runner’s World praised the Vasa’s multi-seasonal appeal, which allows it to function as a spot for running, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing alike. “The Vasa Pathway puts on a seasonal show, with wildflowers in the spring and summer, fall foliage, and snow-frosted white pines in the winter,” the magazine wrote. Runner’s World also gave TART Trails kudos for maintaining the trail and making sure that its various loops – for 3K, 5K, 10K, and 25K distances – are always clearly marked.
Other trails that made the list included the Art Loeb Trail in Asheville, North Carolina; the Awa’apuhi Trail in Kauai, Hawaii; and famed longer paths such as the Appalachian Trail and the Colorado Trail. Only two other trails in the entire Midwest – the Superior Hiking Trail in northeastern Minnesota and the Godwin Hill Loop Trail in Flint Hills, Kansas – landed in the top 25.