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E-M:/ Walk, don't go wild, on beaches

Here are things to know for strolls
Walking Great Lakes shoreline in front of private property is legal, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled.

Excellent! Time for a daylong shoreline picnic with a boom box cranked up and the dogs running like waterlogged lunatics, right?   Wrong.

Like a sidewalk in a subdivision, the beachfront corridor is primarily for walking. Activities that would be illegal, inappropriate or just plain stupid on a sidewalk would, in most cases, also be against the rules on the shoreline.