Plans Underway to Form the Lake Michigan Water Trail

Lake Michigan Water Trail
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Motorists have the Lake Michigan Circle Tour, and maybe in the near future, there could be another trail around the Great Lake. Plans are underway to develop a kayak, biking/hiking and motor trail around the entire shoreline of Lake Michigan. This "multi-modal" recreational trail, similar to the Appalachian Trail, will highlight the natural beauty of the 1,640 mile long Lake Michigan shoreline.

Planning agencies in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin have been working independently to develop trails around Lake Michigan just for kayaks, canoes, bikes, and hikers. Hopes are to connect the efforts in each state and work together toward one common goal. It's yet another way to attract visitors to this area, just as the Lake Michigan Circle Tour has done.

With all the natural resources Michigan has to offer, this will be a great way for outdoor enthusiasts to safely navigate around the lake, without using the busy roadways.

Ready to explore more of Lake Michigan? Discover the Lake Michigan Circle Tour for an epic adventure!

For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.

Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.
Last Updated: 02-21-2019 05:13 PM ID: 1265