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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.

Your Journey Begins Here

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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Trail Towns

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.

Food & Beverage

Wining and dining along the trail is easy for travelers of all tastes and budgets, making your journey a memorable experience.

Lodging & Camping

Lodging and camping along the trail allow hikers, bikers, and skiers to easily take an overnight, multi-day or week-long journey from one Great Lake to another.

Points of Interest

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.



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.

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