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Looking for a walk in the woods, a weekend backpack or a wilderness adventure in the remote reaches of the Upper Peninsula? Welcome to MichiganTrailMaps.com, the ultimate source on trails in Michigan. No matter how close to home you want to stay or how far you want to get away, we have the information, details and the maps on a trail for you.

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Tue, September 16, 2014 10:23AM

Outhouses: Taking A Load Off Your Feet

A smelly outhouse? Not to Jim DuFresne. Our Trail Talk blogger loves what a privy provides in the middle of the backpacking trip; a roof over your head and a seat to take a load off your feet. MichiganTrailMaps.com has … Continue reading

Thu, July 17, 2014 10:32AM

Hoist Lakes: Fishing For Anything

In this Trail Talk blog Jim DuFresne explores the Hoist Lakes Foot Travel Area in search of trophy bass and bluegills. For more on the unique backcountry tract of the Huron National Forest see our latest Trail Talk newsletter or … Continue reading

Thu, June 12, 2014 11:09AM

In Search of Wilderness Solitude

Recently the new Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness was officially designated but Jim DuFresne wonders in the latest MichiganTrailMaps.com Trail Talk blog; can a place that has been extensively logged and farmed, that is crisscrossed with new roads and old two-tracks, that was once … Continue reading

Tue, May 6, 2014 9:46AM

Fat Bikers & Skinny Skiers: A Trail Conflict

Trail conflicts are nothing new and they are not going away. Jim DuFresne looks into the latest; fat tire bikers and cross-country skiers, in this Trail Talk blog entry. Don’t forget, our newest map is now out and available from … Continue reading

Fri, April 4, 2014 9:42AM

Living on the Edge of the Grand Canyon

In this Trail Talk blog entry Jim DuFresne writes about one of the great natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon, and seeing it with somebody with a fear of steep drop-offs. Another spectacular area with some steep drop-offs … Continue reading

Mon, December 2, 2013 12:08PM

Missouri Top Trails State! Show Me Why

Back by popular demand MichiganTrailMaps.com is staging its holiday sale again. Order a book and we’ll throw in one our trail maps, a $4.95 value! Order any book from our e-shop — maybe Isle Royale National Park: Foot Trails & … Continue reading

Mon, November 11, 2013 11:10AM

Lending A Hand For A New Trail

There are new backpacking trails on the horizon for Michigan but they could use a helping hand in the planning and development of them. Read about them in the latest Trail Talk or check out other recent blogs at our … Continue reading

Fri, October 4, 2013 11:09AM

H58 – The Adventurous Road To Pictured Rocks

Editor’s Note: Finally we’re starting to get back to what we do best; cover trails and parks in Michigan. The re-launch of MichiganTrailMaps.com has been a time-consuming experience and we still haven’t worked out all the bugs. But please check … Continue reading

Wed, March 6, 2013 12:16PM

Sally Jewell: She’s No James Watt

Sally Jewell, the CEO of REI, has been nominated to be the next Secretary of the Interior and that's great because she's one of us, somebody who maintains their sanity by escaping outdoors. Continue reading

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