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Educational benefits could follow Lake Ontario marine sanctuary designation
WSKG – Binghamton, NY (8/8)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expanding its national marine sanctuary program, helping communities preserve and show off their underwater treasures.

Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge in its third year
Oswego County Today (7/24)
The third annual Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge will take place this year on August 5, 6 and 7.

New Lake Macatawa kayak launches would move Holland toward becoming a Pure Michigan Trail Town
The Holland Sentinel (4/13)
Four local governments are collaborating to establish a water trail on Lake Macatawa — an effort which itself is part of an endeavor to establish Holland as a “Pure Michigan Trail Town."

Want to see Detroit River eagles up close? Register now
Detroit Free Press (12/3)
You don’t have to go to Alaska to see American bald eagles. The banks of the Detroit River, in Mich., and the shores of Lake Erie provide close-up views of America’s symbol if you get to the right spot.

Explore Indiana shipwrecks online with Department of Natural Resources website
The Elkhart Truth (10/8)
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources launched a website which take users on virtual tours of Indiana’s shipwrecks. Each of the vessels featured on the site rests on the floor of Lake Michigan.

An international trail around the Great Lakes is in the making
Michigan Radio (6/10)
The Lake Michigan Water Trail Association hopes to create an international trail system around the Great Lakes, stretching through eight states and the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

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General Resources
The Great Lakes Circle Tour
Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

Great Lakes Lighthouse Guide
Midwest Connection
Provides information on lighthouses around the Great Lakes region as well as lighthouse tours.

New York State's Seaway Trail
The New York State Seaway Trail is a 454-mile scenic route paralleling Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

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State and Provincial Resources
Chicago - A National Register Travel Itinerary
National Park Service
Twenty five historical sites, buildings, structures, objects and districts. Accompanying map, descriptions and photographs.

Indiana Scenic Byways And Recreational Drives
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)

Guided Walking Tours of Detroit
Preservation Wayne
Tours include Downtown, Eastern Market, Midtown, and New Center, as well as the Auto Heritage Tour.

Michigan Tours and Sights
RING! Online
All kinds of tours from walking and hiking to driving and boating, plus travel ideas and reviews.

Minnesota's Superior Scenic Byways
Use this site to explore four beautiful Minnesota Superior Scenic Byways on the western shores of Lake Superior. Each byway is illustrated in an easy-to-follow interactive map that offers recreational opportunities, cultural or historic sites, information centers and various attractions.

Road Trips
New York Department of Economic Development
Select from multiple road trip options.


Tours & Excursions
Tourisme Québec
An outline of five different itineraries to help you get the most out of your Québec visit.

Wine Route
Wine Council of Ontario
Take an electronic tour through Ontario wine country.

Wineries & Breweries
Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Search under "Things To Do", then under "Recreation and Attractions."

Wisconsin Scenic Byways And Recreational Drives
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)

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Related Resources
GLIN: Cruises in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Highways in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Parks in the Great Lakes Region

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