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What's New
Trail segment installed at Sleeping Bear
Great Lakes Echo (7/13)
In Michigan, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently for a new segment of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Funding for Great Lakes icebreaker part of bill
Detroit Free Press (6/7)
The push to get a second heavy icebreaker on the Great Lakes could get help this summer from an effort to include funding for its design in a congressional appropriations bill.

Coast Guard to conduct ice breaking operations in Keweenaw Waterway
WLUC-TV - Marquette, MI (4/5)
At the request of local officials, the United States Coast Guard Cutter ALDER will conduct ice breaking operations in the Keweenaw Waterway, in Mich.

Ice booms play vital role
The Recorder (3/16)
People on Ontario living along several narrow stretches of the St. Lawrence River from Prescott east have seen the process for decades, perhaps without a full understanding of what is at stake

700-acre hardwood forest preserved near Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes
MLive (3/8)
In Michigan, Palmer Woods Forest Reserve, a rugged, 707-acre hardwood forest with a deep, glacial valley – near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Glen Lake – has opened for hiking, cross-country skiing and wildlife viewing.

Drone captures stunning view of Lake Huron
WSB Radio (3/8)
The drone footage of frozen Lake Huron shows ice beginning to melt as warmer temperatures begin to hit Canada.

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General Resources
Michigan: The Midwest winter wonderland
Travel Michigan

Minnesota Winter
Minnesota Office of Tourism

Quebec Winter
Gouvernement du Québec

Winter in Wisconsin
Travel Wisconsin

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Winter Activities
GLIN: Skiing and Snowboarding in the Great Lakes Region
Provides link to slopes in the Great Lakes region.

GLIN: Snowmobiling in the Great Lakes region
Provides links to snowmobile trails in the Great Lakes region as well as safety tips and training programs.

ICEFISH Ontario
Provides articles on ice fishing, including "How to Build an Ice-Hut."

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Driving Conditions
Michigan Winter Travel Advisory
Michigan State Police

Winter Road Condition Reports
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Winter Road Conditions Reports are made available during the winter months, from the end of October to April each year.

Wisconsin Winter Road Conditions
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Listing for interstates and major highways

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et cetera!
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
NSIDC distributes data and maintains information about snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, freshwater ice, sea ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology, and ice cores.

Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley
Read about the man who proved that "no two snowflakes are alike," and view some of his snow crystal photomicrographs.

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