Meet, learn best practices from and begin a lasting network of fellow and aspiring National Water Trails (NWT) leaders! Plenary and breakout sessions have been planned just for you, based on input from NWT volunteers and staff. You'll also have an opportunity to discover Southeast Michigan’s scenic water trails with the enthusiasm and expertise of our water trails hosts!
When? June 24-26, 2015
Where? Ann Arbor, MI
Whether your water trail has been designated for merely weeks or years, this forum is for you. National Water Trails managers and partners will share the BEST of the best management practices in breakout sessions providing opportunities to learn from one another, showcase the strengths of the different NWT, address issues and solve problems, and build a network that supports water trails. Plenary and discussion sessions address issues and topics identified by water trails (trail) leaders across the country. There will be opportunity to network and set your own agenda to discuss common challenges and share successes
1/21/15. Whether you travel north or south this year, two new national water trails in Louisiana and Michigan provide the opportunity to explore and connect to America’s waterways. The Bayou Teche and the Huron River Water Trail have been designated.
3/30/15 - Island Loop National Water Trail just made Google Maps! Google Trekker is now hosting footage from the Island Loop Route National Water Trail. See a video about the project: https://youtu.be/PvEeK6NrjDc
6/24/2014 - Just in time for summer, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy two newly designated National Water Trails: Black Canyon Water Trail and Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails are newest National Water Trails.
2/16/2014 - Port Huron [Island Loop Route] getting downtown kayak, canoe launch
11/19/2013 - Missouri River Recreation Area A 'National Waterway'
11/19/2013 - Making the loop: Island Loop Route designated
09/26/2013 - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback led flotilla down the Kansas River to highlight recreational opportunities.
05/30/2013 - Paddlers invited to celebrate Waccamaw River's new designation.
07/16/2012 - Salazar Designates National Water Trails in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri
07/14/2012 - Salazar Designates Kansas River Trail as a National Water Trail
The Willamette River Water Trail has a new interactive site for river exploration, trip planning, and itinerary inspiration. Check out the online map to find your way along the water trail.
11/19/2013 - Island Loop
11/19/2013 - Missouri River
See the full press release.