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The Trails of M-22

By Jim DuFresne
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M-22, the 116-mile state highway that wraps around Michigan’s little pinky like a glove, is quintessential Northern Michigan, a spectacular landscape of dunes and beaches, orchards and vineyards surrounded by a freshwater sea and dotted with small towns and harbors. 

But it is the amount of public land and trails along M-22 that is remarkable. The highway passes through the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the state’s most popular national park with 71,000 acres of public land and 35 miles of beaches… Read More

Isle Royale National Park – Foot Trails & Water Routes

By Jim DuFresne

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With more than 200 square miles of wilderness and 400 islands, Isle Royale National Park offers a unique outdoor experience. Located in Lake Superior, the island is known for its secluded solitude as a rare place without roads, cars or strip malls. What it does have is 165 miles of trail, chains of inland lakes to paddle and portage and miles of rugged coastline best explored in a kayak.

Isle Royale National Park: Foot Trails & Water Routes provides everything you need to know for an island adventure. The 184-page book contains…   Read More

Explorer’s Guide: 50 Hikes in Michigan

Walks, Day Trips & Backpacks in the Lower Peninsula

By Jim DuFresne

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Lifelong Michigan resident Jim DuFresne, the author of numerous books on Michigan and the outdoors, guides hikers on 60 hikes through the Lower Peninsula’s unequaled system of state parks and natural and wilderness areas in the third edition of 50 Hikes in Michigan.

This completely revised and expanded edition features hikes ranging from 1.5 to 23 miles in length and is the first full-color guidebook, including more than 100 photos, to the hiking opportunities in the Great Lakes State…Read More

 

Backpacking in Michigan

By Jim DuFresne

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Backpacking in Michigan is an indispensable guide to the state's hiking trails, providing beginners to advanced hikers all the information they need to plan their next Michigan overnight or weekend backpacking trip. The 348-page guidebook features 65 photographs and 77 detailed maps that cover 50 trails ranging from one-hour to multiple-day treks in both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas.

In addition to backcountry explorations of remote trails, author Jim DuFresne includes classic Michigan adventures such as the Lakeshore Trail in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Greenstone Ridge Trail in Isle Royale National Park,…Read More

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

A Backcountry Guide for Hikers, Backpackers, Campers and Winter Visitors

By Jim DuFresne

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The Porkies, the beloved mountains of the Midwest, are the scenic and rugged heart of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This 60,000-acre park features entire rivers, 25 miles of undeveloped Lake Superior shoreline, dozens of waterfalls, wildlife from bald eagles to black bears and the most extensive virgin forest between the Adirondacks and the Rocky Mountains.

The Porkies also offer some of the best hiking in the Midwest. Day hikers and backpackers have more than 90 miles of trails…Read More

 

Michigan’s Best Campgrounds

A Guide to the Best 150 Public Campgrounds in the Great Lakes State

By Jim DuFresne

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This comprehensive guidebook is for campers, RVers and anybody who enjoys the outdoors – from anglers and hikers to morel mushroom hunters and families. There are nearly 1,300 public campgrounds in Michigan, and Jim DuFresne thoroughly reviews the best 150 of them, from state parks and national park campgrounds to state forest, national forest and county campgrounds.

The 384-page book includes complete descriptions of the campground facilities, including type of hook-ups, number of waterfront sites, restrooms, cabin rentals and…Read More

 

Twelve Classic Trout Streams in Michigan

A Handbook for Fly Anglers

By Jim DuFresne

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Twelve Classic Trout Streams In Michigan: A Handbook For Fly Anglers is Gerth E. Hendrickson’s 1985 classic that was fully updated and revised by Jim DuFresne. In the new 320-page edition the rivers cover range from the Au Sable main stream and the Manistee to the Pere Marquette, the Boardman and the Black, all among Michigan’s most noted trout streams.

Coverage includes additional access sites, improved maps showing stream bottom structure and wading distances and notes on hatches, commercial guides and lodging for each stream. New sections range from fishing the Hex hatch, visiting…Read More

 

Michigan Sand Dunes

The Complete Guide to Michigan Sand Dunes

By Jim DuFresne

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The Complete Guide to Michigan Sand Dunes by Jim DuFresne presents an inclusive description of everything you need to know about one of Michigan's most impressive and fragile physical features.

With its comprehensive explanation of dune formation and variety, the 192-page book also includes information on activities at the dunes, including hiking, skiing, picnic and swimming areas, directions and parking, number of campsites, interesting and unique natural features found in and around each dune, and types of dune flora and fauna. Detailed maps provide a ready guide for all outdoor activities.

With nearly 50 dune areas, from the remote to the well known, this book will inspire travelers to take a closer look at one of the most awesome natural features found in the state…Read More

 

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