New Water Trail Designated in Michigan
The Huron River Water Trail is a 104-mile-long inland paddling trail in Michigan. The trail is set for future growth after being designated as part of the National Water Trails System.
The Huron River Water Trail offers access to flat-water paddling with some great scenery and communities along the way. The trail helps local economies and encourages people to get outdoors.
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said, “The National Park Service collaborates closely with partners to develop these water trails, which provide health, social, and economic benefits to their local communities. These joint efforts help us reach new communities and educate them about the importance of preserving the natural and cultural heritage that can be found in their own backyards.”
The Bayou Teche Paddle Trail in Louisiana has also been newly designated as a national water trail. Together the trails make up the 17th and 18th trails of the National Water Trails System which is a network of national water trails that can be sustained by the water trail community.