Gov. Rick Snyder proposes 599-mile trail to show off state

A 599-mile trail stretching from Detroit’s Belle Isle to Wisconsin — connecting existing trails and meandering through the middle part of the Michigan mitten and across its Upper Peninsula — would showcase some of the state’s most breathtaking vistas to hikers, snowmobilers and countless other off-road enthusiasts, according to a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The trail would wend through the state’s forested areas and prairies, and through open lands and by waterways, offering year-round recreation to residents and tourists, said Ron Olson, chief of Michigan’s parks and recreation division.

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