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What's New
Great Lakes Waterfront Trail seeking Huron County support
Blackburn News (10/3)
Huron County, Ontario, has been asked for a letter of support and a small amount of funding to help connect the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.

Best fall hikes near the big lake
Duluth News Tribune (9/28)
Duluth News Tribune outdoors reporter Sam Cook stops by the podcast studio again, this time to talk about the best hikes in the Duluth, Minnesota, area to enjoy the fall colors.

Looking for moose on Isle Royale a must for your bucket list
Detroit Free Press (8/11)
Isle Royale is the least visited national park in the lower 48 states. Thatís not because it lacks the natural splendor park-goers seek, but because the Michigan island is way, way out there.

Odd Michigan park has eerie beauty, a whole lot of rocks
Detroit Free Press (8/7)
Michiganís Rockport State Recreation Area, on the shore of Lake Huron, is trying to lure visitors with unusual appeals.

Cleveland Metroparks are expanding trail system with $8m federal transportation grant
WKSU - Kent, OH (7/27)
In Ohio, getting around the Cleveland Metroparks by bike or on foot will soon be easier for residents of Clevelandís near westside neighborhoods.

As hunting wanes, Michigan must sell itself to a new outdoors generation
MLive (7/20)
As traditional outdoor activities, like hunting and fishing, have waned in popularity, states like Michigan are starting to readjust their focus to outdoor activities popular with newer generations.

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General Resources
American Hiking Society: Hiker's Info Center
An online resource for hikes, trail events and volunteer opportunities in the United States.

Great Lakes, Great National Forests
Thunder Bay Press
A comprehensive guidebook to recreational opportunities and natural history in the region's national forests.


 
State and Provincial Resources
ILLINOIS
Illinois Hiking
Search under "Outdoors/Recreation" and then "Hiking" for information.

INDIANA
Indiana Hiking
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
A guide to hiking trails and state park lodges.

MINNESOTA
canoecountry.com: Hiking
A hiking guide to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northeastern Minnesota.

Hiking & Biking
Minnesota Office of Tourism
A list of all the state's hiking and biking trails, along with an explanation of available activities and contact information for each trail.

NEW YORK
Hiking
New York Department of Economic Development
Search under "Hiking"

ONTARIO
Grand Valley Trails Association
This association builds and maintains hiking trails in the Grand River Valley. Includes information on hikes, leader training, and safety.

Hike Ontario
Coordinating body for hiking trails and hiking clubs in Ontario.

Invigorating Hiking
Government of Ontario
The province is blessed with thousands of kilometres (miles) of hiking trails that stretch and wind their way through some of the most diverse and dynamic land formations in the world.

Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail
Waterfront Regeneration Trust
Stretching 218 miles (350 km) along the shore of Lake Ontario, the Waterfront Trail integrates ecological health, economic vitality and a sense of community.

PENNSYLVANIA
Hiking in Pennsylvania's State Parks
Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Information on hiking in state parks and contact information for different state trails.

WISCONSIN
Hiking Trails
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Search under "Things To Do", then under "Recreation and Attractions."

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Related Resources
GLIN: Biking in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Forests and Forestry in the Great Lakes Region

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