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What's New
An international trail around the Great Lakes is in the making
Michigan Radio (6/10)
The Lake Michigan Water Trail Association hopes to create an international trail system around the Great Lakes, stretching through eight states and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Competition springs up between Canadian, U.S. tour boats at Niagara Falls
New York Daily Freeman (5/18)
For more than 150 years, the Maid of the Mist tour boats have been all alone below Niagara Falls as they’ve ferried tourists close enough to be drenched by the spray. But this tourist season, a second set of boats is navigating the Niagara Gorge.

Enthusiasts view threatened species in their environment
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (5/13)
Sturgeon for Tomorrow is working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University to rehabilitate the population of lake sturgeon in the lakes and streams of Michigan.

7,000-mile Great Lakes trail through U.S., Canada goal of Saugatuck conference
MLive (5/12)
Proponents of establishing an international bike, hike and paddle route — with associated marketing and services — around the entire Great Lakes Basin are meeting this week in Saugatuck, Mich., to begin joining efforts.

COMMENTARY: It looks like summer is coming to Mackinac Island after all
The Times Herald (5/2)
Yes, the news has been full of dire predictions about a cold, short summer and the Mackinac region paralyzed by ice. But fear not, Michigan citizens. There will be a summer.

Company begins work on Lake Michigan carferry ash storage system
The Associated Press (4/10)
Operators of the S.S. Badger carferry in Ludington, Mich., say they've begun retrofitting the vessel to allow ash from its coal-fired burners to be stored onboard while the ferryboat hauls passengers and vehicles across Lake Michigan.

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General Resources
The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Great Lakes Lighthouse Guide
Midwest Connection
Provides information on lighthouses around the Great Lakes region as well as lighthouse tours.

New York State's Seaway Trail
The New York State Seaway Trail is a 454-mile scenic route paralleling Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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State and Provincial Resources
ILLINOIS
Chicago - A National Register Travel Itinerary
National Park Service
Twenty five historical sites, buildings, structures, objects and districts. Accompanying map, descriptions and photographs.

INDIANA
Indiana Scenic Byways And Recreational Drives
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)

MICHIGAN
Guided Walking Tours of Detroit
Preservation Wayne
Tours include Downtown, Eastern Market, Midtown, and New Center, as well as the Auto Heritage Tour.

Michigan Tours and Sights
RING! Online
All kinds of tours from walking and hiking to driving and boating, plus travel ideas and reviews.

MINNESOTA
Minnesota's Superior Scenic Byways
Use this site to explore four beautiful Minnesota Superior Scenic Byways on the western shores of Lake Superior. Each byway is illustrated in an easy-to-follow interactive map that offers recreational opportunities, cultural or historic sites, information centers and various attractions.

NEW YORK
Road Trips
New York Department of Economic Development
Select from multiple road trip options.

OHIO

ONTARIO
Tours & Excursions
Tourisme Québec
An outline of five different itineraries to help you get the most out of your Québec visit.

Wine Route
Wine Council of Ontario
Take an electronic tour through Ontario wine country.

WISCONSIN
Wineries & Breweries
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Search under "Things To Do", then under "Recreation and Attractions."

Wisconsin Scenic Byways And Recreational Drives
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)

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Related Resources
GLIN: Cruises in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Highways in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Parks in the Great Lakes Region

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