The Lake Michigan Water Trail Association presents the Lake Michigan National Recreational Water Trail. The Lake Michigan National Recreational Water Trail. Making the Lake accessible to human powered watercraft. What is a National Recreational Trail?.
National Recreational Water Trail
Making the Lake accessible to human powered watercraft
The National Trail System Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-543) authorized
creation of a national trail system comprised of National Recreation Trails,
National Scenic Trails and National Historic Trails.
The National Recreation Trails Program supports designated NRT's
with an array of benefits, including promotion, technical assistance,
networking and access to funding.
New designations of National Recreation Trails are announced each year,
generally by the Secretary of Interior prior to National Trails Day in June.
The Lake Michigan Lake Michigan Water Trail…National Recreational Water TrailCurrent Conditions
“Heritage water trails are routes on navigable waterways such as rivers, lakes, and canals designed and implemented to foster an interactive historical education experience.”
The Lake Michigan Water Trail Association will work to create a continuous
water trail for non-motorized watercraft around Lake Michigan and obtain
the National Recreation Trail designation.
The Association will work to promote the development of paddler friendly
facilities around the lake by bringing together stake holders from the
four states bordering the lake, including site owners, paddling clubs,
state and city governments, federal agencies, local businesses,
and private land holders.
Launch sites, services, and businesses that actively support paddlerson Lake Michigan will be promoted to make Lake Michigan a
premier paddling destination.
Lake Michigan Water Trail Association