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Trailheads and Parking

The Great Lake-To-Lake Trail Route 1 (GLTL Trail) is populated with trailheads and parking areas to make access easy and convenient. Trailheads are open to public, connect to the trail, and most offer shelters and restrooms.  Parking areas are on or near the trail and include paid lots. Also shown on the map are nearby Amtrak stations. They are ride-share hubs and near lodging making them ideal for trip planning.

At these trailheads you'll often find historical markers placed in collaboration with the Michigan History Center that connect people to the natural and cultural heritage of the places they are passing through. The map of current markers can be found here.


Use the Train Touring and the Hotel Touring​ pages for more information, directions and maps.

How to Use the Map

To plan your trip, the Great Lake-To-Lake Trail Route 1(GLTL Trail) is shown in red. Zoom in or out with the buttons in the lower right corner of the map. Click and drag to move the map. Float over the trailhead (TH), parking (P), and train icons to see a summary. Click on the icons to see details including website links if available. Click on "View Full Version" to see the map at Ride With GPS. If you have the Ride With GPS App, click on "Send to Device" to use the map on your mobile device so you can see your current position.

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