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Lake Huron Circle Tour
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What's New
Tourism officials pushing Lake Huron history
The Bay City Times (2/1)
Tourism officials have come up with a new marketing twist for the trip up US-23 along the Lake Huron coastline -- a lesson in maritime history.

Sampling history on a ride around Lake Huron
The Buffalo News (9/18)
On a motor scooter trip around Lake Huron, a writer learns much about the lake's history, despite a paucity of books.

Lake Huron park reborn
The London Free Press (8/26)
After 29 years, a once-popular Lake Huron campground, which was closed when the Bruce nuclear power plant was built, is back in business.

Northern Michigan has scenic bike routes
The Detroit News (6/27)
It is confidently written on the state of Michigan’s Web site: “There is no better bicycling country than Michigan’s scenic and gently rolling two peninsulas located in the heart of the Great Lakes Basin.”

A Great Lake
Forbes (7/24)
Here's one way Easterners can one-up the friend who owns a summer home on Martha's Vineyard. Say that they can't stand mob scenes, so they vacation on the eastern shore of Lake Huron.

Funding change could reduce Mackinac Bridge tolls
Booth Newspapers (7/18)
In the midst of a budget process that raised fees for dozens of state services, lawmakers took a break to approve a five-bill package aimed at rolling back tolls on the Mackinac Bridge.

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General Resources
Chamber of Commerce Directory
Looking for travel information or a business directory for a specific Great Lakes community? Chambers of Commerce offer a wealth of information on these and many other topics. This site offers quick links to the Chamber offices in each state.

Chi-Cheemaun Ferry Service
Provides ferry service between Manitoulin Island and Tobermory.

Drummond Island Ferry Schedule
Summer and winter schedules for the ferry running between DeTour, Michigan, and Drummond Island.

Mackinac Island Tourism
Visit Mackinac Island and experience the sites and sounds of a bygone era.

Ontario Ministry of Tourism
Ontario's official tourism web site.

Travel Michigan
The official state of Michigan travel web site.

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Circle Tour Road Route
Follow the Circle Tour signs! Sarnia, Ont. to Barrie, Ont.:
ROUTE: Follow Provincial Hwy. 21 to Provincial Hwy. 26
MILEAGE: Approximately 250 mi/400 km.
SPUR ROUTE: At Wiarton, Ont., follow Provincial Hwy. 6 to Tobermory
 
Barrie, Ont. to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont/Mich:
ROUTE: Northeast on Ontario Rte. 400 to Trans Canada 69; at Sudbury, follow Trans Canada 17; cross the International bridge at Sault Ste. Marie (toll)
MILEAGE: Approximately 365 mi/590 km
SPUR ROUTE: At Espanola, go South on Provincial Hwy. 6 and cross bridge onto Manitoulin Island; at Little Current, either go East on Provincial Hwy. 540 to Gore Bay or continue South on Provincial Hwy. 6 to Tehkummah
 
Sault Ste. Marie to Bay City, Mich.
ROUTE: Follow I-75 South and cross the Mackinaw Bridge (toll); Take the US-23 exit and go South until Bay City
MILEAGE: Approximately 290 mi/460 km
SPUR ROUTE: Take MI-129S from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. to Cedarville; follow MI-134E toward DeTour, Mich.
 
Bay City, Mich. to Sarnia, Ont.:
ROUTE: MI-25 E around the "thumb" of Michigan and down to Port Huron, Mich.; cross the Blue Water Bridge into Sarnia, Ont.
MILEAGE: Approximately 150 mi/250 km

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Cities and Towns
Barrie, Ontario
Located near the southeastern shore of Georgian Bay.

Bay City, Michigan
Located on the southwestern shore of Lake Huron.

Mackinaw City, Michigan
Located along the northern shore on Lakes Huron and Michigan, just south of the Mackinac Bridge.

Sarnia, Ontario
Located on the southern shore of Lake Huron, just east of the Blue Water Bridge.

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Located along the southeastern shore of Lake Superior.

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Located along the northern shore of Lake Huron, near the International Bridge

Sudbury, Ontario
Located near the northeastern shore of Lake Huron.

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Lodging and Camping
Camping in Ontario Parks
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Federation of Ontario Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
Information on B&Bs in Ontario.

Michigan Forests, Land & Water
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Michigan Lake to Lake Bed & Breakfast Association
Information on over 210 B&Bs located throughout Michigan.

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Parks and Recreation
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Great Canadian Parks
Bruce National Park, located on the Bruce Peninsula, which almost cuts off Georgian Bay from Lake Huron, is a patchwork of limestone cliffs, beach and ancient forest scenery.

Fathom Five National Marine Park
Great Canadian Parks
Composed of green islands, lake bottoms and clear cold water, the park is representative of the Georgian Bay Marine region.

Georgian Bay Islands
Great Canadian Parks
Composed of 59 islands and shoals, this tiny park is part of the largest group of fresh-water islands in the world.

Georgian Clipper
Cruise the 30,000 islands, visit the unique inlets, sheltered bays and quaint and historic villages that form the splendor of Lake Huron's Georgian Bay and the North Channel.

Michigan Recreation and Camping
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Ontario Parks
Ministry of Natural Resources

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The area of Lake Huron known as "Shipwreck Alley," near Alpena, Mich., have been protected as a national marine sanctuary.

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Related Resources
GLIN: Highways in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Lake Huron
GLIN: Lake Huron Facts and Figures
GLIN: Lighthouses in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Michigan
GLIN: Ontario

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