The TART Trail Zone in Traverse City, Michigan by Gina M. Brown

Williamsburg, Michigan, US


The TART Trail* is a network of trails for wonderful walking, biking, rollerblading, etc. David Kirby, a local artist and high school physics teacher, led a project to install the planets in our solar system along a paved portion of the trail, to scale. The sun is located at the main library, while Pluto is near Bunker Hill Road, approximately six miles away. It really puts things in perspective when you walk that distance! Of course, a little ice cream never hurts.

*Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trail, or “TART” because Traverse City is a huge producer of cherries.