Gentle Hikes of Minnesota's North Shore: The North Shore's Most Scenic Hikes under 3 Miles


Some of the best scenery in Minnesota is along Lake Superior. Use this book to find great hikes under three miles. It's ideal for anyone with limited time in the area, senior citizens, families with small children and people with physical challenges.
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Some of the best scenery in Minnesota is along Lake Superior. Use this book to find great hikes under three miles. It's ideal for anyone with limited time in the area, senior citizens, families with small children and people with physical challenges.
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Editorial Reviews

The Pioneer
"Gentle Hikes: Minnesota's most scenic North Shore hikes under 3 miles"
By Ladona Tornabene, Melanie Morgan and Lisa Vogelstad
Adventure Publications Inc., Cambridge
207 pages
From the opening section on "Suggestions for Making Your Hikes Happier" to the quick hits on scenic overlooks and wayside rests, "Gentle Hikes" offers a great range of valuable information for walkers.
Trails in the North Shore state parks, the Superior Hiking Trail and even Duluth's Lakewalk are marked with icons indicating degree of difficulty, stairs, inclines, placing of benches, photo opportunities and maps.
Entries also include "foot notes" with additional information about the hike and nearby sites. For example, the note on Pincushion Mountain informs hikers that the area features cross-country ski trails, skiing lessons and a bed-and-breakfast.
A "Says Who?" note with an owl icon provides facts about the benefits of exercise.
Special chapters address hikes for people traveling in RVs.
Each hike section also gives information with explicit trailhead directions, contact phone number, trail length and description, facilities such as parking, wheelchair access, toilets and fees.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885061485
  • Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 802,590
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Ladona Tornabene, Ph.D., CHES is an Associate Professor of Health Education and Certified Health Education Specialist at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Her focus lies in confronting the number one public health problem in America today—lack of physical activity. This fact, combined with what she knows about nature’s ability to reduce stress, fuels a passion. That passion is to promote better health through opening the outdoors to people of all abilities. She believes the marvelous scenery that the Lake Superior Region boasts is prime incentive for accomplishing such a mission. Though an advocate for active lifestyles, she desires for people to know that health is more than just being in good physical shape. Health has a psychological, social, environmental and spiritual dimension as well. Her advice? For better health on the inside—Get outside!
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 2
Dedication 3
Introduction 6
Laying the Groundwork 7
Suggestions for Making Your Hike Happier: Clothing & Gear 8
Trails 12
Authors' Corner 13
Trail Usage Information 16
How to Use this Guide 18
Sample Page 20
Duluth to Two Harbors 21
Beyond Two Harbors to Little Marais 56
Beyond Little Marais to Grand Marais 90
Beyond Grand Marais to Canadian Border 118
Almost Hikes 130
Duluth to Two Harbors 132
Beyond Two Harbors to Little Marais 136
Beyond Little Marais to Grand Marais 138
Waysides & Scenic Locales 144
Duluth to Two Harbors 146
Beyond Two Harbors to Little Marais 150
Beyond Little Marais to Grand Marais 154
Beyond Grand Marais to Canadian Border 158
Picnic Areas 162
Duluth to Two Harbors 164
Beyond Two Harbors to Little Marais 166
Beyond Little Marais to Grand Marais 171
Beyond Grand Marais to Canadian Border 173
Hiking for Health 175
Incredible Stuff Even We Couldn't Make Up! 176
For Travelers with Specific Needs 179
For Our Readers with Physical Challenges 180
For Our Readers Traveling in RVs 186
Appendices 189
Appendix A Recommended Readings and Resources 190
Appendix B Trail Headquarter Information 193
Appendix C Technical Specifications 195
Appendix D Bibliography 196
Glossary of Terms 199
Checklist 200
Index 201
About the Authors 207
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