Follow the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 as it travels from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, winding its way by tranquil inland waterways, through 34 vibrant communities and down scenic forested pathways. With 275 miles to explore near convenient Amtrak routes, your destination trail awaits.
The Great Lake-to-Lake Trail offers Michigan’s trail users a unique opportunity to experience quiet rural pathways and urban excursions as it winds its way across the southern lower portion of Michigan from shore to shore. Whether a day listening to the birds chirping is on the docket or grabbing a burger and a quick ride is on the agenda, the trail offers something for everyone. Use our interactive maps to explore the trail or search by region to discover what trek awaits us as we embark on a journey following Michigan’s destination trail.
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Over 75 trail towns along the 275-mile Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 offer something for everyone, with thousands of restaurants, lodging and points of interest to explore.
Wining and dining along the trail is easy for travelers of all tastes and budgets, making your journey a memorable experience.
Lodging and camping along the trail allows hikers, bikers and skiers to easily take an overnight, multi-day or week-long journey from one Great Lake to another.
The scenic beauty of the Great Lakes and the history of Michigan’s rail towns awaits visitors on the trail, with hundreds of unique points of interest to discover throughout its trail towns.
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A journey across the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 is an unforgettable experience. Help others discover the magic of the trail by sharing a trip report of your favorite hike, bike ride or ski trip.
We are proud to work with the following partners to provide a world-class destination trail for the people of Michigan. Thank you for helping the Great Lake-to-Lake Trails Route #1 connect visitors to nature while fostering healthy, sustainable and prosperous communities.