Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Plan Your Spring Getaway With The Wisconsin Coastal Guide

As we welcome the Spring Equinox and find ourselves on the precipice of warmer weather and longer hours of daylight, our thoughts are on planning our Spring getaways.  We have the perfect tool to aid you in your vacation planning.  David Hart, UW Sea Grant's staff GIS Specialist was instrumental in developing the Wisconsin Coastal Guide, an amazing resource to help you plan a Great Lakes excursion.  

The Wisconsin Coastal Guide website provides useful information about the Great Lakes Circle Tour, a tour that connects many coastal access sites with natural and cultural attractions to be found along Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan and Lake Superior coasts.  Tour planners can access schematic maps and descriptions of each lake’s circle tour route.  The website also provides information on each of the coastal cities and towns found along the way; including attractions, lodging, parks, and general tourism resources.

The maps featured on the site also offer links to external web content about individual Great Lakes attractions. Panoramic photos were taken at hundreds of public access sites and scenic vistas on Great Lakes shores, so you can preview today where you will hope to visit later.

Spend these last few weeks of blistery cold weather planning your warm weather Great Lakes vacation!

Other Great Lakes region tourism resources:
The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN)
Great Lakes Commission: Great Lakes Circle Tour

Further resources for planning your Great Lakes tourism route: