Great Lakes Circle Tour

The 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour — a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River — now has its own section on the Great Lakes Information Network.

The Circle Tour signage system was established in the late 1980s as a cooperative, regional effort between the Great Lakes Commission and the eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces that comprise the Great Lakes-St.Lawrence system.

The Circle Tour established new routes and connected them to previously designated highways on “North America’s Fresh Coast.” Several spur routes, including a ferry ride across Lake Michigan, have been added in recent years.

Each year, the Commission receives hundreds of requests for information on the Great Lakes Circle Tour from travelers within the region and beyond. The online version of the Circle Tour will provide these travelers with a starting point when planning their Great Lakes vacations. In addition to informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, the site features links to cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

AuthorJames Gerdes