- This hiking trail stretches 296 miles. It mostly follows the ridge line overlooking one of the countries largest lakes.
- Inspired by the Appalachian Trail, construction of this trail began in the mid-1980s. Construction was mostly completed by volunteer laborers.
- The trail passes through 7 state parks but zero national parks before it ends at the Canadian- U.S. border.
- In December, 2000, Backpacker Magazine named it the trail with the "Best Trail/Camp/Shelter conditions," the trail with the "Best Signage" in the country and one of the most scenic trails in the nation. Readers Digest has also listed it as one of the "5 Best Hikes in America".
- This footpath was intended for walking and hiking only. Motoized vehicles, bikes and horses are not allowed. There are 92 backcountry campsites available at no fee for backpackers and thru-hikers.
Do you know the name of the long distance hiking trail I described above? Have you hike part of this trail? When were you there?
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