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New Trails Added!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of our local TART Trails, and it got us thinking. If there's one thing we love in the Republic (besides eating cherries, of course) it’s trails. We love to run 'em, hike 'em, bike 'em, and – when the weather turns snowy – ski and snowshoe 'em. So why not create a little summer adventure that combines these two noble pursuits?

This brilliant thought led us to stuff a backpack full of Hikers Mix, Dried Cherries, Cherry Snack Sticks, and Sour Cherry Patches for good luck. We tossed in a water bottle for some 100% Pure Rock Juice (amateurs refer to it as 'water'), and this magical backpack is stocked and ready to be toted along every trail in Leelanau County this summer and fall. Now all we need is you!

Sign up now! Take a leg of your favorite trail for a mile or two or three. Enjoy some cherry nourishment along the way, and then snap a picture of yourself with the backpack on your favorite trail and post it on our Instagram page. Include #crtrailtrek2018 and you'll be registered to win a Cherry Republic gift card.

The backpack contest will run through September 30, 2018, or until all the listed trails are hiked. One hiker per day will be able to checkout the backpack from the Cherry Republic Great Hall in Glen Arbor. Backpack will be available to pick-up starting at 9:00 AM and must be returned to the store by 8:00 PM. A valid ID or driver’s license and signed waiver will be required to checkout the backpack. You must register online to be able to participate.


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Hiking Maps
Leelanau Tart Trail Map

Please print and sign the contest waiver and bring with you to pick up the backpack.
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