The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Friday, January 13, 2012

Lake Michigan Water Trail

Last year, I met two men on involved in the creation of the Lake Michigan Water Trail. Kenneth had kayaker's hands, big, strong and weathered. Dave was shorter and introduced himself as a professor of geography at Western Michigan University.


They had come to hear me read from my book at Kazoo Books in Kalamazoo while I was on my book tour, and they told me about efforts underway to create a path around the lake for hikers, bikers and kayakers.




Both Indiana and Wisconsin have embraced this grand vision and are doing their part to add places to launch kayaks and places to camp along the lakeshore. The state of Michigan is lagging behind in embracing and funding the wate
r trail. This is odd since Michigan probably has the most to gain from it. Lake Michigan could (and should) become a destination for paddlers from all over the nation and even the world.

Read more about the trail at the link above and check out this article on Mlive.com
Lake Michigan sunset

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