SHORE TO SHORE RIDING-HIKING TRAIL
Designed for horseback riding as well as hiking and backpacking, this long trail crosses the northern portion of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. One section is utilized by the new North Country Trail (see previous entry). The trail makes for mostly easy backpacking.
The main branch extends 203 miles, and spur trails provide additional mileage. Much of the time it is on National Forest or state forest lands, passing through hardwoods and stands of pine, and at times paralleling the Au Sable and Board-man Rivers. During winter the trail is suitable for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Camping Regulations: There are campgroundlike trail camps and other designated camping areas at intervals along the way. Camping is limited to these areas except on National Forest lands, where one may camp almost anywhere alongside the trail.
For Further Information: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Box 30028, Lansing, MI 48909; (517)373-1220.