By Terry Kovarik
While a proposed Grand Traverse Islands National Park in Lake Michigan won’t become a reality soon, a supporter in Sturgeon Bay says the island chain has too much in its favor not to get park designation. The proposal is in the hands of the National Park Service awaiting funding from Congress for further study. Such funding is far from guaranteed. John Bacon of the Friends of the Grand Traverse Islands, however, says the islands offer rare historical assets to consider.
The Grand Traverse Islands run from the Door County peninsula to the Garden Peninsula in Michigan. Bacon says efforts to get a national park designation go back at least 50-years. For more information, click here.