Wisconsin Segment – Lake Michigan Water Trail

Milwaukee skyline from Lakeshore State Park by Todd Montgomery

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has put together a planning site for the Lake Michigan Water Trail.

Paddlers will have a resource to follow the Wisconsin coast of Lake Michigan from Marinette to Kenosha.

More information from the site:

Water trails are paths along rivers and coastlines that provide recreational users (such as kayakers, sailors, boaters, and anglers) with information on access points, safety considerations, activities, and points of interest. The Lake Michigan Water Trail network will:

  • Develop a new 450 mile water trail along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. This would become the second longest trail in Wisconsin, behind the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
  • Identify gaps or zones where further public access is needed to complete this trail. These zones would be targeted to increase public land holdings along the shoreline.
  • Develop a branding strategy that local communities and private affiliates can embrace as a Lake Michigan Water Trail Network.
  • Provide for educational opportunities that will encourage the understanding of the Lake Michigan ecosystem

Check out the site at: http://dnr.wi.gov/master_planning/lakemichigan/

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