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Niagara Falls, Ontario: Massive sand sculptures commemorate War of 1812 anniversary in new Niagara Falls exhibit
The Cleveland Plain Dealer (6/11)
Inside the V2 Niagara gallery in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is commemorated by 25 larger-than-life sculptures of sand that depict key figures and scenes from the war.

Sackets Harbor, region sees strong interest from recreational walkers
Watertown Daily Times (12/5)
The Great Lakes Seaway Trail Discovery Center reports that recreational walking trails in Pennsylvania and New York drew strong interest in their first full season of operation, boosted by the War of 1812 bicentennial.

Alpena gets slogan: Sanctuary of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (10/31)
Alpena has a new slogan aimed at promoting the northern Michigan community: "Sanctuary of the Great Lakes."

Ohio tourism officials report $3B gain-- number of visitors to state sets record
The Toledo Blade (6/7)
Ohio tourism officials had good news Wednesday for other state agency officials: Tourism spending has grown by more than $3 billion after taking a steep dive in 2009, with the number of visitors traveling in the Buckeye State setting a new record.

Signs of a great time on the Great Lakes: New markers show way along water trails
Detroit Free Press (3/11)
The Tip of the Thumb Heritage Water Trail now is fully marked for 122 miles of Lake Huron shoreline, helping paddlers find launch areas, camping spots, interest points, and lighthouses along the coast.

Don't miss the boat on accessing recreational waters
Detroit Free Press (9/27)
We might encourage people in the Detroit area to get out and use the water by making it easy to get into and out of it, find places to eat and stay along the way and keep track of where they are while they're paddling.

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General Resources
The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Midwest Weekends
An insiders guide to travel in the upper Midwest. Midwest Weekends is an independent guide featuring stories about the Great Lakes region with comprehensive trip-planning tips.

Visualizing the Great Lakes
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
GLNPO has an extensive collection of images from around the Great Lakes that is available for you to use.

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Bed & Breakfasts
Federation of Ontario Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
Hidden Valley Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association
Historic Bed & Breakfast Inns of Duluth
Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association
Indiana Bed & Breakfast Association
Madison Wisconsin Area Bed and Breakfast Inns Association
Michigan Bed & Breakfast Country Inns
Michigan Lake to Lake Bed & Breakfast Association
Michigan Vacation Guide
Minnesota North Shore Bed & Breakfast Association
MN: B&Bs and Historic Inns of the Gunflint Trail
New York State Bed & Breakfast Association
Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed and Breakfast Association
Ohio Bed & Breakfast Association
Ontario's Finest Inns
Ontario's South Coast Bed and Breakfast Association
Port Clinton Area Bed and Breakfast Association (PCABBA)
Western Pennsylvania Bed & Breakfast Association
Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association
Wisconsin Inns Association

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State and Provincial Resources
ILLINOIS
Enjoy Illinois

 
INDIANA
Enjoy Indiana
Lake County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visit Indiana

 
MICHIGAN
Absolute Michigan
Ring! OnLine
Travel Michigan

 
MINNESOTA
Explore Minnesota
Travel and Tourism: Department of Employment and Economic Development

 
NEW YORK
Travel and Tourism: Department of Economic Development

 
OHIO
Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism

 
ONTARIO
Land O' Lakes Tourist Association
Ontario Explorer
Ontario Ministry of Tourism
Ontario Travel Site
Ontario Traveller's Information
TraveLinx Ontario

 
PENNSYLVANIA
Experience Pennsylvania: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Tourism Office
Find everything you need to know for planning a trip to Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Visitors Network

 
QUEBEC
Tourisme Québec: Gouvernement du Québec

 
WISCONSIN
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Wisconsin Online

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