Imagine an international trail around the Great Lakes. Biking. Hiking. Paddling.
7,000 miles, stretching through eight states and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
That goal was the focus of the recent Great Lakes Coastal Trail Conference.
Dave Lemberg is an associate professor of geography at Western Michigan University and he's with the Lake Michigan Water Trail Association.
Lemberg said the trail is not just for hiking, it also includes sea kayaking, biking, and motoring. The trail will add to the Great Lakes Circle tours, which goes around all the lakes.
The goal is to connect the shoreline cities, resort beach towns, state parks and other areas around the Great Lakes.
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