Hiking Michigan - 2nd Edition

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Hiking Michigan is your complete guide to 146 of the most scenic day hikes in the state. From Upper to Lower Peninsula and all trails in between, you'll experience the spectacular beauty of the Great Lake State

In this one-of-a-kind resource you'll find these features:

- Detailed descriptions of every hike in every region, including special points of interest, estimated hiking time and distance, and difficulty ratings for each trail
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Overview

Hiking Michigan is your complete guide to 146 of the most scenic day hikes in the state. From Upper to Lower Peninsula and all trails in between, you'll experience the spectacular beauty of the Great Lake State

In this one-of-a-kind resource you'll find these features:

- Detailed descriptions of every hike in every region, including special points of interest, estimated hiking time and distance, and difficulty ratings for each trail
- Phone numbers and Web sites, park hours and rules, and available facilities for 77 of the state's most scenic parks and natural areas
- Easy-to-read maps for every park and trail to help you navigate your hike and locate landmarks and other points of interest
- A convenient trail finder that provides a summary of each trail's features and available facilities

Hiking Michigan brings to life the history, terrain, flora, and fauna of each area. And its descriptions of nearby recreational and sightseeing destinations ensure you won't miss anything on your trip. Hiking Michigan is your guide to enjoying the great outdoors!

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The Human Kinetics Best Day Hiking series aims at getting you on the path, giving you the information you need to become a confident trail walker. This guide provides entries on over 100 scenic day hikes throughout Michigan. Each entry includes detailed descriptions of every hike, including special points of interest; estimated hiking time and distance; difficulty ratings for each trail; phone numbers and web sites; park hours and rules; and nearby available facilities. Honestly, these books offer a wealth of information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736075077
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/16/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 629,731
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Storm has been involved with trails since 1985. He currently works in the Real Estate Services Section of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources where he acquires land, or rights in land, for multi-use trails. He also served as the first state director for the Michigan chapter of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

Susan Wedzel operates her own business—Wedzel and Associates—which specializes in real estate appraising and consulting. She has been a technical writer since 1986. She dabbles in outdoor photography and has had photos appear in trail-related publications.

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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Trail Finder

Upper Peninsula
1 Drummond Island
2 Lime Island
3 Bois Blanc Island
4 Mackinac Island State Park
5 Mackinac Bridge
6 Hiawatha National Forest East Unit
7 Tahquamenon Falls State Park
8 Seney National Wildlife Refuge
9 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
10 Grand Island National Recreation Area
11 Fayette Historic State Park
12 Hiawatha National Forest West Unit
13 Little Presque Isle Tract
14 Old Town Negaunee
15 Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
16 Hunter's Point Park
17 Fumee Lake Natural Area
18 Van Riper State Park
19 McCormick Wilderness
20 Craig Lake State Park
21 Isle Royale National Park
22 Sylvania Wilderness
23 Ottawa National Forest
24 Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
25 Black River Harbor National Forest Recreation Area

Northern Lower Peninsula
26 Negwegon State Park
27 Thompson's Harbor State Park
28 Huron National Forest, Lumberman's Monument
29 Hoist Lakes Foot Travel Area
30 Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway
31 Sinkhole Area
32 Clear Lake State Park
33 Pigeon River Country
34 George Mason River Retreat Area
35 Wakeley Lake Semi-Primitive Non-Motorized Area
36 Hartwick Pines State Park
37 Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
38 The Headlands
39 Wilderness State Park
40 Gaylord Forest Management Unit
41 Jordan River Valley
42 Grass River Natural Area
43 Wm. Mitchell State Park
44 Leelanau State Park
45 Beaver Island
46 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
47 North Manitou Island
48 South Manitou Island
49 Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness
50 Ludington State Park

Southern Lower Peninsula
51 Sanilac Petroglyphs State Historic Park
52 Port Crescent State Park
53 Detroit International Riverfront
54 Wm. C. Sterling State Park
55 William P. Holliday Forest and Wildlife Preserve
56 West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve
57 Indian Springs Metropark
58 Maybury State Park
59 For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
60 Parker Mill Park
61 Bay City State Recreation Area
62 Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge/Green Point Environmental Learning Center
63 Pinckney Recreation Area
64 Waterloo Recreation Area
65 Hidden Lake Gardens
66 Chippewa Nature Center
67 Whitehouse Nature Center
68 Yankee Springs Recreation Area
69 Kalamazoo Nature Center
70 Aman Park
71 North Country National Scenic Trail, Birch Grove Schoolhouse
72 Manistee National Forest, Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary
73 Saugatuck Dunes State Park
74 P.J. Hoffmaster State Park
75 Muskegon State Park
76 Sarett Nature Center
77 Warren Dunes State Park/Warren Woods Natural Area

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2009

    Get outdoors!

    Hiking Michigan is a great source to find new places to explore. The authors do a wonderful job providing a variety of trails for short hikes, day hikes or ideas for multi-day trips. I look forward to using this book to discover more of Michigan.

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  • Posted March 18, 2009

    Happy trails...

    I admit to being a fair-weather outdoor person, but perusing Hiking Michigan, 2nd edition, has really motivated me to do more hiking and exploration around this state during the year(s) ahead. With over 100 hiking trails included, this guide-book presents a great range of opportunities in diverse locales throughout the state to tickle one's feet and fancy (inclination). The writers' style is low key, comfortable and conversational...it's as though friends are talking about their recent experiences and observations along the various trails. Even better is that they're sharing this knowledge and insight with us! The authors' expertise is evident with the "cautions" and detailed "trail directions" (no mis-stepping with this guidance) that correlate to the concise maps. They are quite considerate in providing additional information, websites, phone numbers, etc.for the various "parks/natural areas" and "points of interest" relevant to the trails. With the numerous tidbits of history and natural sciences throughout the book, one could gain some interesting/ worthwhile knowledge about the state along with the exercise/ health benefit during any hike.
    Overall, the format and legends are easily understood; enabling one to quickly determine the suitability of a trail to one's capability, time constraint or desire for new vs.tried-and-true experiences. My only disappointment: Since this book is not small enough for my pocket or fanny pack, I must resort to removing pages with trail map and written info to take along for a hike...unlike the 1st edition which I've heard had conveniently perforated pages. Nonetheless, I'm ready to put on my hiking boots... happy trails await!

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