Western U.P. Trail info is online

A new set of Western U.P. trail resources has recently been made available online. The website, “Get Around the Western U.P.” (www.getaroundwup.org), adds lists, descriptions, and maps of non-motorized and multi-use trails to an existing database of transit information.

The website, developed by the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR) and funded primarily by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), was launched in September 2012 to educate residents in the Western Upper Peninsula about transportation opportunities other than the single-occupancy vehicle. Included are information tables and maps for different public, private, and non-profit transit providers; a tool to search for providers by type and location; and a printable brochure. Also available is a carpool matching application.

The expansion of the website to include county-by-county trail listings, descriptions, and maps demonstrates a commitment to multi-modal transportation and helps to promote one of the greatest resident activities and tourist draws of the Western U.P.
For further information, please contact Jerald Wuorenmaa at 906.482.7205, ext. 319 or jwuorenmaa@wuppdr.org.