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Bicycle Travel => Connecting ACA Routes => Topic started by: John Nelson on December 28, 2019, 07:17:24 pm

 
Title: North Lakes connection to Lake Erie
Post by: John Nelson on December 28, 2019, 07:17:24 pm
Does the North Lakes route still connect to the Lake Erie Connector? It seems that the North Lakes route was rerouted a few years ago to stay closer to the shore of Lake Michigan, and thus no longer comes close to the western end of the Lake Erie Connector. There is a lot of information on the ACA web site that says that those two routes connect, but it doesn't seem that they do. I also note that the ACA still sells a map set that includes the Northern Tier, North Lakes and Lake Erie Connector.
Title: Re: North Lakes connection to Lake Erie
Post by: John Nettles on December 28, 2019, 10:15:10 pm
John, It was re-routed but the North Lakes and Lake Erie Connector (LEC) still connect.  Look at https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/interactive-network-map/ (https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/interactive-network-map/) and zoom in and you will see they connect east of Ludington, MI.  The LEC then connects back to the NT near Buffalo, NY. 

Tailwinds, John
Title: Re: North Lakes connection to Lake Erie
Post by: John Nelson on December 29, 2019, 12:08:36 pm
Thanks John. I see it now. I was expecting to see the Ludington to Wolf Lake piece as either an extension of the LEC, or on Map 3 of the North Lakes route, and I didn't see it in either place. I now see that it's an extension on Map 2 of the North Lakes route.