A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk (Paperback)

One Woman's Trek Along the Shorelines of All Five Great Lakes

By Loreen Niewenhuis

Crickhollow Books, 9781933987217, 207pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2013

List Price: 16.95*
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This book chronicles Loreen Niewenhuis's latest adventure: a second 1,000-mile walk, this time along stretches of the shorelines of all five Great Lakes.

The book takes the reader on a ground-level walk through the beauty, the history, and the tender ecology of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Superior, and Ontario.

A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk also leads us on an exploration of self, as the author sets out on foot to explore a region.

Like her 2011 book of a similarly-epic long trek around Lake Michigan, this new grand hike on the shores of five magnificent bodies of freshwater explores the natural and human history of the Great Lakes, while raising important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.

Loreen Niewenhuis is the author of short stories, essays, and the book that chronicled her long 2009 trek around Lake Michigan, A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach. She lives in Battle Creek, Michigan.