West Traverse Township

The West Traverse Township Hall is closed to the public until further notice due to Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order 2020-77, issued May 7, 2020, in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Your Township officials and staff will continue working to perform necessary government activities.  For ways to contact officials and staff, please click on the "Public Hearing and Special Meeting Notices" tab at the left.   

The Thorne Swift Nature Preserve Trails are open as of May 1, but all buildings remain closed.  Visitors are requested to observe all signs and maintain at least a 6-foot distance from people outside their household while enjoying the trails.  

The West Traverse Township Planning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on May 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm by telephone remote access to consider approval of a site plan for construction of an eight (8) unit storage building at 7569 S. State Road.  The complete notice of the meeting, including instructions to participate by telephone, and the meeting agenda are located under the "Planning Commission" tab at the left.   



West Traverse Township Hall
8001 M -119
PO Box 528
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Phone:  (231) 526-7361
Fax:      (231) 526-0028
E-Mail:  secretary@westtraversetownship.com
Township Hall Office Hours:  9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Board Meetings held:
2nd Tuesday of the month (except March) at 6:00 pm at the Township Hall.
Next Regular Meeting:   June 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm.     

Planning Commission Meetings held:
2nd Wednesday of the month (with some exceptions) at 7:00 pm at the Township Hall.
Next Regular Meeting:   June 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm.


West Traverse Township is located on the north side of Little Traverse Bay, in the western part of Emmet County, which is situated in the northwest region of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.  West Traverse Township is one of the smallest townships in the State comprising approximately 13 square miles of the County's 468 square miles of land area.  The Township's irregular size and shape is due to the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

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Township '80' Park Maps

There are two maps, a location map and a detail map showing the trails.