About the MapGuide

The Lakes to Locks Passage MapGuide, created through a collaborative process, highlights the natural, historic, and cultural assets unique to the area. In this partnership, our region benefits from National Geographic's considerable map-making expertise. But the project could not work without input from people like you who know what makes this place truly unique and noteworthy.

Lakes to Locks Passage MapGuide

Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc. has partnered with the National Geographic Society to capture the history and heritage of the Lakes to Locks Passage region through an interactive Web site and print map. The Lakes to Locks Passage Geotourism Project seeks to celebrate the Lakes to Locks Passage region as a world-class destination, while contributing to the economic health of the region by promoting sustainable tourism. History buffs and adventurers, backpackers and foodies, birders and sightseers can discover unique destinations based on recommendations from those who know best—residents of the Lakes to Locks Passage region.

Lakes to Locks Passage region residents and visitors, community organizations, tourism stakeholders and local businesses nominate sites for inclusion in a print MapGuide and interactive Web site. Unlike any other mapping project, a favorite local restaurant, farm, winery, hiking or biking trail, swimming hole, museum or artist gallery are samples of the type of nominations National Geographic and its project partners will be seeking. The web site will target a variety of growing travel niches—adventure and nature tourism, cultural heritage travel and agritourism—and allow for residents to select the one-of-a-kind places integral to a distinctive character of place.