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COMMENTARY: Keeping our parks and recreation
The Michigan Daily (2/19)
The United Statesí National Park program has a long history of providing citizens with an opportunity to explore and experience nature. The federal government, with the help of the private sector, needs to recommit itself to maintaining our national parks.
Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail: Feds' $100,000 grant will extend Michigan lakeshore by 5 miles
HuffPost Detroit (2/19)
On the shores of Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes is already heralded as America's most beautiful scenic overlook. A $100,000 grant from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation will help extend that beauty.
Lake to lake trail likely to be re-routed
Petoskey News-Review (11/26)
Some misinformation supplied by Michigan state transportation officials has prompted Charlevoix officials to look at re-routing a new non-motorized trail set to link Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan.
An Appalachian Trail here? Conference aims to blaze 1,640-mile route around Lake Michigan
Crain's Detroit Business (11/7)
Planners from four states will meet Thursday and Friday in Saugatuck, Mich., in hopes of combining years of work into a 1,640-mile shoreline route around Lake Michigan for kayaking, bicycling, hiking and road-tripping.
Planners to work on vision for Lake Michigan trail
Green Bay Press-Gazette (11/4)
A biking, hiking and kayaking route in the four states along the shoreline of Lake Michigan is the topic of a conference this week in Michigan.
Outdoor lovers helping create Lake MI trails
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids (10/25)
A group of planners and outdoor enthusiasts will work together to formalize the development of new trails along Lake Michigan.
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
Search under "Outdoors/Recreation" and then "Hiking" for information.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
A guide to hiking trails and state park lodges.
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 Department of Economic Development
Search under "Hiking"
Grand Valley Trails Association
This association builds and maintains hiking trails in the Grand River Valley. Includes information on hikes, leader training, and safety.
Coordinating body for hiking trails and hiking clubs in Ontario.
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.
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 Department of Tourism
Search under "Things To Do", then under "Recreation and Attractions."
GLIN: Biking in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Forests and Forestry in the Great Lakes Region