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As hunting wanes, Michigan must sell itself to a new outdoors generation
As traditional outdoor activities, like hunting and fishing, have waned in popularity, states like Michigan are starting to readjust their focus to outdoor activities popular with newer generations.
Trail segment installed at Sleeping Bear
Great Lakes Echo (7/13)
In Michigan, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently for a new segment of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Lake County plans 50-mile mountain-biking trail
Duluth News Tribune (4/30)
Northern Minnesota mountain bikers might soon have another substantial chunk of backcountry dirt to ride on the North Shore.
Input sought on proposed Belle Isle habitat project
The Associated Press (4/4)
Michigan is seeking public input on a proposed habitat project to reconnect Lake Okonoka on Belle Isle to the Detroit River. An informational meeting is scheduled April 14 at the park’s Flynn Pavilion.
Decaying dock wall rises as priority in Duluth tourist area
Duluth News Tribune (3/5)
Someday, people strolling or biking the harborfront in Duluth, Minn., might be able to do so along a revitalized promenade linking Bayfront Festival Park and Canal Park.
Sheboygan nonmotorized projects continue
Sheboygan Press (10/14)
Late this summer, the northern segment of the popular Shoreland 400 Rail to Trail project was paved. The Shoreland 400 Rail Trail opened in 2013 on a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor through the heart of Sheboygan, Wis.
Cyclotour Guide Books
Publisher of bicycle tour guides for circumnavigating the Great Lakes as well as the Erie Canal and Finger Lakes.
GORP's Regional Biking Guide
Great Outdoors Recreation Pages
Features articles on biking trails in the Great Lakes Region as well as nation-wide.
Great Lakes, Great National Forests
Thunder Bay Press
A comprehensive guidebook to recreational opportunities and natural history in the region's national forests.
Rails to Trails
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a 13-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching America's communities and countryside by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.
Information on trails in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, and Ohio.
State and Provincial Resources
Illinois Bicycling Guide
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Illinois Bureau of Tourism / Enjoy Illinois
Illinois Mountain Bike Connection
Guide to events, trails, and cycling stores in Illinois.
Bicycle Indiana Coalition
Serves all those involved in bicycling by providing information, education, organization, promotion and advocacy.
Indiana Trails Inventory
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Biking in Michigan
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
League of Michigan Bicyclists
Information about Michigan cycling, including a calendar of biking events.
Michigan Mountain Biking Association
The MMBA represents its members as a collective voice to keep trails open to mountain biking across the state.
U.P. Mountain Biking
A guide to trails and biking events in the Upper Peninsula.
Hiking & Biking
Minnesota Office of Tourism
A list of all the state's hiking and biking trails, along with an explanation of available activities and contact information for each trail.
Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists
MORC is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to safeguarding the future of mountain biking in Minnesota.
Yellow Bike Coalition
Dedicated to transforming recycled bicycles into a fun, economical, environmentally friendly transportation alternative for Twin City residents and businesses.
New York Department of Economic Development
Search for "Bicycling"
A site dedicated to cycling in the Niagara Falls Region.
Western New York State Mountain Bike Association
An organization dedicated to maintaining and improving local trails, building new trails, and increasing rider awareness in Western New York.
Ohio Department of Transportation
Cincinatti Cycle Club
Promotes bicycling for sport, recreation, health, friendship, and works to improve bicycling safety and facilities.
A directory of Ohio bicycle trails.
Ohio Bicycle Federation
An advocacy organization representing Ohio's bicyclists at the state level.
Bike ON Tours
Offers bike touring throught Ontario.
Cycling advocacy group.
Thunder Bay Cycling Club tourist information
Site offers general tourism and bike tour links and information for the Thunder Bay area.
A Philadelphia-based touring company that takes riders on fully supported bike tours in and across the Keystone state.
Rails to Trails in Pennsylvania's State Parks
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
visit PA - Bicycling
Bikers of all skill levels will find something to enjoy on Pennsylvania trails.
Biking in Québec
With over 3,000 kilometres of bicycle paths spanning our beautiful land, there's so much to experience.
Mountain Biking in Québec
List of biking trails in Québec.
Bike trails in Wisconsin
Biking in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Search under "Things To Do", then under "Recreation and Attractions."
Wisconsin Off-Road Biking Association
A statewide grassroots organization dedicated to promoting and preserving environmentally responsible off-road bicycling opportunities.
GLIN: Camping in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Hiking in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Parks in the Great Lakes Region