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50 Hikes on Michigan & Wisconsin's North Country Trail by Thomas Funke

Challenging hikes to the precipices of dramatic cliffs, gentle walks to breathtaking waterfalls, and satisfying rambles to geological formations that reveal millions of years of natural history.
In the same class as the Appalachian Trail, the North Country National Scenic Trail is over twice as long as its older cousin. 50 Hikes on Michigan & Wisconsin's North Country Trail is a guidebook for both the day hiker and the long-distance backpacker. With full-color maps and elevation profiles, it covers the certified trail on the ground as well as portions yet to be certified in adjoining states. Included are resources for long-distance backpackers to help them connect trail segments and find local services, as well as mileage charts and other valuable information. Nearly 1,000 miles of trail and connecting routes are covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581572254
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 03/21/2016
Series: Explorer's 50 Hikes Series
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,209,656
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Thomas Funkehas been the 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Preface: The North Country Trail 11

Climate, Geology, and Wildlife 13

Hiking Primer 17

How to Use This Book 25

Hikes at a Glance 28

I Northern Lower Peninsula 33

1 Wilderness State Park 34

2 Little Traverse Wheelway 39

3 Mackinaw State Forest-Pellston Area 44

4 Petoskey 47

5 Mackinaw State Forest-North 52

6 Mackinaw State Forest-South 56

7 Boardman River Headwaters 62

8 Boardman River 67

9 Fife Lake and Manistee River 71

10 Manistee River-Wexford County East 76

11 Manistee and Mason Counties 80

12 Manistee National Forest-Little Manistee River 85

13 Manistee National Forest-Lake County 89

14 Pere Marquette River 92

15 Northern Newaygo County 96

16 Southern Newaygo County 100

II Southern Lower Peninsula 107

17 Rogue River State Game Area and White Pine Trail 108

18 Central Kent County Parks and Trails 112

19 Grand and Flat Rivers 116

20 Barry County 121

21 Battle Creek 127

22 Calhoun County Countryside 132

23 Hillsdale County 136

III Wisconsin 141

24 Macquarrie Wetlands and Pattison State Park 142

25 St. Croix River and Solon Springs 146

26 Bois Brule River and Portage Trail 151

27 Bayfield County Forest 156

28 Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest-Rainbow Lake Wilderness 159

29 Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest-Porcupine Lake Wilderness 163

30 Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and Copper Falls State Park 167

31 Iron County 172

IV Upper Peninsula 177

32 Black and Presque Isle Rivers 178

33 Gogebic Ridge Trail 183

34 Big Iron River 186

35 Trap Hills-West 190

36 Ontonagon River Valley 195

37 Ottawa National Forest Highlands 200

38 Sturgeon River and Baraga Plains 203

39 Craig Lake and Michigamme Highlands 209

40 McCormick Wilderness and Huron Mountains 214

41 Marquette 220

42 Hiawatha National Forest-Whitefish River 226

43 Hiawatha National Forest-Rock and AU Train Rivers 231

44 The Quiet Coast 236

45 Two Hearted River and Tahquamenom Country 242

46 Hiawatha National Forest-Lake Superior Shore 248

47 Hiawatha National Forest-Headwaters and Lakes 252

48 Hiawatha National Forest-Mackinac Wilderness 256

49 Hiawatha National Forest-Brevoort Lake and St. Ignace 260

50 Mackinac Bridge 264

Index 267

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