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Title:
50 hikes in Michigan
ISBN:
9781682683293
Edition:
Fourth edition.
Physical Description:
318 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
"With 10 extra hikes."
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Summary:
"Explore the hills, ridges, sand dunes, and breathtaking views of the Great Lake State, one trail at a time Michigan's Lower Peninsula offers extremely diverse terrain, from beaches that are home to shipwrecks and lighthouses, streams populated with trout, and wildflower and orchid fields to spaces with unusual geological formations, sand dunes, and steep climbs, and beech forests perfect for birding. Each chapter begins with an overview of each hike -- the type of hike, total distance, time, difficulty, highlights, maps, and trailhead GPS coordinates. Readers will learn the best way to access the trail, tips and suggestions, and key features to look out for along the way (scenic views, drinking water, rest stops, waterfalls, and old growth trees). Whether readers are setting out in the Sleeping Bear region to observe shipwrecks, open dunes, and beach walking on the South Manitou Island trail, 50 Hikes in Michigan (with 10 bonus hikes!) is the perfect companion"--
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Michigan's Lower Peninsula offers extremely diverse terrain, from beaches that are home to shipwrecks and lighthouses, streams populated with trout, and wildflower and orchid fields to spaces with unusual geological formations, sand dunes, and steep climbs, and beech forests perfect for birding. Each chapter begins with an overview of each hike-the type of hike, total distance, time, difficulty, highlights, maps, and trailhead GPS coordinates. Readers will learn the best way to access the trail, tips and suggestions, and key features to look out for along the way (scenic views, drinking water, rest stops, waterfalls, and old growth trees). Whether readers are setting out in the Sleeping Bear region to observe shipwrecks, open dunes, and beach walking on the South Manitou Island trail, 50 Hikes in Michigan (with 10 bonus hikes!) is the perfect companion.


Author Notes

Jim DuFresne, a lifelong Michigander, is one of the best known authors of outdoor guidebooks in the Midwest. His other titles include Isle Royale National Park: Foot Trails Water Routes, Backpacking in Michigan, and The Trails of M-22. He is also a columnist for Michigan TrailMaps.com.


Table of Contents

Hikes at a Glancep. 8
Introductionp. 12
I Southeast Michiganp. 23
1 Graham Lakes Trailp. 24
2 Springlake Trailp. 28
3 Wilderness Trailp. 33
4 Haven Hill Natural Areap. 37
5 Penosha Trailp. 42
6 River And Blue Trailsp. 46
7 Crooked Lake Trailp. 51
8 Lake View And Oak Woods Loopp. 55
II Lake Huronp. 59
9 Port Crescent Trailp. 60
10 Tobico Marsh Trailp. 64
11 Sandy Hook Trailp. 69
12 Highbanks Trailp. 74
13 Reid Lake Foot Travel Areap. 79
14 Hoist Lakes Foot Travel Areap. 83
15 Chippewa Trailp. 89
III Heartlandp. 93
16 Bishop's Bog Preserve Trailp. 94
17 Hall Lake Trailp. 98
18 Green Trailp. 103
19 Ledges Trailp. 107
20 Maple Riverp. 112
21 Birch Grove Trailp. 116
22 Pine Valleys Pathwayp. 121
23 Silver Creek Pathwayp. 126
24 Lost Twin Lakes Pathwayp. 130
IV Lake Michiganp. 135
25 Mount Randal Trailp. 136
26 Warren Woodsp. 141
27 Baldtopp. 145
28 Livingston Trail Loopp. 150
29 Homestead Trailp. 155
30 Dune Ridge Trailp. 160
31 Silver Lake Dunes Routep. 165
32 Ridge And Island Trailsp. 171
33 Lighthouse Trailp. 176
34 Nordhouse Dunesp. 181
V Sleeping Bear Dunesp. 187
35 Old Indian Trailp. 188
36 Platte Plains Trailp. 192
37 Empire Bluff Trailp. 199
38 Dunes Trailp. 203
39 Sleeping Bear Point Trailp. 208
40 Alligator Hill Trailp. 212
41 Pyramid Point Trailp. 216
42 South Manitou Islandp. 221
43 North Manitou Islandp. 229
44 Lake Michigan And Mud Lake Loopp. 235
VI Pere Marquettep. 239
45 Manistee River Trailp. 240
46 North Country Trail-Manistee Segmentp. 246
47 Marl Lake Trailp. 250
48 Lake Ann Pathwayp. 254
49 Old Mission Pointp. 259
50 Wakeley Lakep. 264
51 Mason Tract Pathwayp. 269
52 Au Sable River Foot Trailp. 275
53 Platte River Springs Pathwayp. 279
VII Tip Of The Mittp. 283
54 Thompson's Harborp. 284
55 Sinkholes Pathwayp. 288
56 Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathwayp. 292
57 Jordan Valley Pathwayp. 297
58 Shingle Mill Pathwayp. 304
59 Lighthouse Ruins Trailp. 309
60 Nebo Trail Loopp. 314