Old Town, Lansing, MI — To promote the new destination trail stretching from South Haven to Port Huron, the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance has completed and launched a new website for the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1.
The website www.greatlaketolaketrails.org was unveiled yesterday at the fifth Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Summit at Lake Michigan College in South Haven and funded by trail advocate Mike Levine. Bob Wilson, Executive Director of Michigan Trails, introduced the gathering of trail managers, business leaders and interested persons to the new website that will serve as the gateway for people all over the country to explore this significant 275-mile destination trail connecting Lakes Michigan and Huron.
“We are so fortunate for the opportunity to work with our benefactor Mike Levine and his vision for this trail and its promotion,” exclaimed Wilson. “We can’t wait for trail users across the state and nation to discover all the amenities, scenic landscapes and opportunities for outdoor recreation the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 has to offer.”
Wilson praised the work of his team at Michigan Trails, including Assistant Director Amanda Hathaway Frattarelli, who was on hand at the Summit to help guide attendees through the website. Frattarelli explained the website is designed to entice new users to Route #1 and involve them in the trail. The website offers an interactive map complete with trailheads, lodging, food and beverage locations, points of interest and train stations.
The site explores each section of the trail in the western, central and eastern region as it travels from South Haven to Port Huron. Users can learn about the 34 towns along the destination trail as it travels through nine counties across Southern Michigan. The site also recommends trip itineraries invites users to share their experiences.
Users are also encouraged to join in the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 Inaugural Ride from September 13-18. Registration for the 6-day tour through forested pathways and charming towns from South Haven to Port Huron is now open on the new website.
The Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance is the statewide voice for non-motorized trail users, helping people build, connect and promote trails for a healthier and more prosperous Michigan. For more information, visit www.michigantrails.org or find us on Facebook under Michigander Bicycle Tour and Michigan Trails.