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Michigan Governor wishes to create "signature" experience

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IRONWOOD, MI (WKOW) -- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says the state will work to create a 599-mile hiking and biking trail stretching from Belle Isle park in Detroit to Ironwood on the Wisconsin border in the western Upper Peninsula.

Snyder's proposal would build on existing trails. He's directing the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to work with private and nonprofit partners to make the full route a reality.

Reports say the project would need 81.5 miles of new trails in the Lower Peninsula and 152 miles in the Upper Peninsula.

In an address on energy and the environment earlier this week, Snyder said Michigan could one day be known as the Trail State. He says the Detroit-to-Ironwood project would create a "signature" experience.

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