Opening up the Lake Michigan shoreline to even more opportunities for hiking, kayaking, and more is the goal behind the Lake Michigan Water Trail Project. 

From the Kenosha News

“The proposed project includes a 1,640-mile trail on land and in water around the lake and through Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin, according to a December 2011DNR report.

The trail would cross 450 miles in Wisconsin and would be the second longest trail in the state, behind the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, the report said. The trail would be used by hikers, bicyclists and others and feature shoreline scenery as well as historic and cultural sites.

Wisconsin now has more than 190 places to get vessels into the water. There also are “many portions that would benefit from improvements,” the report said.”

Campgrounds, water access points, groomed trails, and more would be a part of the plan, designed to boost Great Lakes tourism and also increase access to the lakes. Read the complete article above, as well as our previous blog post about the proposed trail.