September 4, 2014 at 9:27 am

Sleeping Bear Dunes proposes shoreline trail

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore officials are planning a hiking trail and paddling route along the park's shore. (Detroit News file photo)

Traverse City Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore officials are planning a hiking trail and paddling route along the parks shore to offer camping spots for hikers and boaters.

The parks natural resources chief, Kevin Skerl, tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle the Bay to Bay Trail would run along the Lake Michigan park from Good Harbor Bay to Platte Bay. He says the trail could be 30 miles or longer.

Park officials are seeking public input on the proposed trail until Sept. 15. People can review ideas suggested by University of Michigan students on the National Park Services website.

Skerl says the park has many loop trails but none designated for crossing the park.