Group studying tourism impact of adding more water trails

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email
Some Lake Michigan communities are considering taking advantage of an apparent boom in not-so-natural water sports.

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Benton Harbor Some Lake Michigan communities are considering taking advantage of an apparent boom in not-so-natural water sports.

They're looking at the impact of adding more artificial water trails along Lake Michigan's shoreline in the Benton Harbor and St. Joseph areas.

Water trails allow people can kayak, canoe, or wind surf, possibly from a camp site.

Advocates for more water trails presented findings Wednesday, saying water recreation is already an $18 billion industry in the state.

According to our reporting partners at the Herald-Palladium , communities can also cash-in by making sure their water-ways are advertised on the Pure Michigan website.


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