LANSING — Today the House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 165, introduced by state Reps. Kevin Coleman (D-Westland) and Julie Brixie (D-Meridian Twp.), to designate the week of Sept. 22 through 29 as Michigan Trails Week. Michigan is home to more than 12,500 miles of designated trails and 4,000 miles of water trails.
“Michigan’s trail system is an excellent example of cooperation between local and state governments, non-profits and businesses,” Coleman said. “Because we all work together, Michiganders and tourists alike can enjoy the majesty of our great peninsula year-round. When I am enjoying one of our many trails, I am always impressed by the beauty of our home and I hope to inspire others to always take advantage of all our state has to offer.”
Michigan’s longest designated trail is the Iron Belle Trail. Once completed, it will include a 1,273-mile hiking route and a 791-mile biking route, running from Ironwood in the Upper Peninsula to Belle Isle.