60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago: Including Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana

by Ted Villaire
     
 

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Using clear and entertaining narrative, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago introduces newcomers and lifelong residents alike to a surprising array of the best day hikes within a 60-mile radius of the Windy City.

Choose hikes such as those at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area, where you can swim through a sea of brilliant prairie grass, the largest tract of

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Using clear and entertaining narrative, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago introduces newcomers and lifelong residents alike to a surprising array of the best day hikes within a 60-mile radius of the Windy City.

Choose hikes such as those at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area, where you can swim through a sea of brilliant prairie grass, the largest tract of tallgrass prairie in Illinois, or enjoy stunning views of the downtown skyline as you trek along the Chicago Lakeshore Path. Challenge yourself on the hilly terrain of Lake Geneva's North Shore, all the while enjoying the historic mansions and quaint villages along this 10-mile path. Or head to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, and hike the sandy beaches, take in panoramic views from the towering dunes, and learn about Indiana's early settlers as you tour fascinating frontier homesteads.

You'll save time with Key At-a-Glance Information, providing quick and easy assessments of each hike before you hit the trail. Inside you'll find:

*Detailed Directions to the Trailheads

*GPS-Based Trail Maps with Accurate Hike Information

*GPS-Based Elevation Profiles

So what are you waiting for? The ultimate hike is just a short drive away.

Let's Get outside!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897329446
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
60 Hikes within 60 Miles
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
909,786
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Ted Villaire, a Chicago resident, finds himself feverishly drawn to the natural beauty of the Great Lakes region. He has written articles for various newspapers - including the Chicago Tribune, the Des Moines Register, and the Indianapolis Star - and now works as a publications editor for a large non-profit organization based in Chicago. He also wrote Easy Hikes Close to Home: Chicago.

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