50 Hikes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Walks, Hikes and Backpacks from Ironwood to St. Ignace

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A complete guide to 50 walks and hikes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a burgeoning Midwestern vacation destination for outdoors enthusiasts.
This edition in the Explorer's 50 Hikes series features day-long and overnight trips for hikers and walkers of all abilities, from seasoned backpackers to casual day hikers looking to stretch their legs. Outdoorsman Tom Funke is your guide to hiking to the precipice of dramatic cliffs, gentle walks to breathtaking waterfalls and overlooks, ...
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Overview

A complete guide to 50 walks and hikes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a burgeoning Midwestern vacation destination for outdoors enthusiasts.
This edition in the Explorer's 50 Hikes series features day-long and overnight trips for hikers and walkers of all abilities, from seasoned backpackers to casual day hikers looking to stretch their legs. Outdoorsman Tom Funke is your guide to hiking to the precipice of dramatic cliffs, gentle walks to breathtaking waterfalls and overlooks, and fascinating geological formations that reveal millions of years of natural history.
As in all Explorer's 50 Hikes guides, each hike features a detailed topographic map, directions to the trailhead, hike difficulty and elevation, and fascinating commentary about the natural and human history you'll encounter along the way.
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Meet the Author

Tom Funke is director of conservation education at Binder Park
Zoo in Battle Creek, MI, and resident manager of the Michigan Audubon
Otis Sanctuary in Hastings, MI, a 120-acre bird sanctuary. An avid hiker and freelance outdoor writer, he lives in Hastings, MI.
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Table of Contents


Introduction
Geology     15
Human History     16
Climate     18
UP Hiking Primer     19
Copper Country
Alligator Eye     27
Bear Lake Trail     30
Cathedral and Memorial Loop Trails     33
Forest Trail     37
Greenstone Ridge-Rock Harbor Loop     40
Lake Bailey Wildlife Sanctuary     47
North Country Trail: Copper Peak to Mouth of Black River     50
West Shore-East Shore Trails (Presque Isle River Loop)     54
Oren Krumm Nature Trail     58
Overlook Trail     61
Summit Peak Trail     65
Iron Range
Tip Trail     70
Beaver Lodge Trail     73
Bog Walk and Nature Trail     77
Cascade Falls Trail     80
Cedar River and Ridgewood Trail     84
Clark Lake Trail     88
Craig Lake Loop     93
Fumee Lake Loop     98
North Country Trail: Trapp Hills     102
Overlook Trail     107
River Trail     111
Shakespeare Trail     115
Land of Hiawatha
Songbird Trail     120
Rivermouth Trail     125
Blind Sucker River Pathway     130
Chippewa Trail     135
Gold, Red, and Blue Trails     138
Horseshoe Bay Trail     142
Laughing Whitefish Falls     146
Mackinac Island Loop     149
Park Hiking Trail     153
North Country Trail: Deer Park to Mouth of Two Hearted River     157
Scott Point     162
Pine Ridge Nature Trail     166
Falls Trail (Upper to Lower Falls)     170
Whitefish Point     175
Maywood History Trail     179
Pictured Rocks
Au Sable Light Station     184
Chapel Falls Loop     188
Grand Island Loop     193
Grand Portal Point     197
Lakeshore Trail     200
Log Slide Overlook     205
Miners Beach to Miners Castle     208
Miners Falls     211
Mosquito Falls and Beach Loop     214
Munising Falls     217
Grand Sable Falls     220
Sand Point     223
List of Animals and Plants     226
Resources and Bibliography     231
Index     232
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