Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder added a grand proposal to expand recreation along the Great Lakes with a pitch for a 599-mile multi-use trail that would connect Ironwood, in the Upper Peninsula, to Belle Isle.
The governor’s announcement follows a conference last month in Saugatuck, Mich., where planners shared ideas for a 1,640-mile Lake Michigan Trail, envisioned as a series of water and land routes around and across the lake.
The Lansing State Journal shared these initial details of Snyder’s idea: To make the trail a reality, 81.5 miles of new trails would be needed in the Lower Peninsula and 152 miles in the Upper Peninsula to connect to existing trails. Click here for a very preliminary map of the bike route.