Includes 60 Walks, Day Trips, and Backpacks in the Lower Peninsula
By Jim DuFresne
A new updated edition of a Michigan Classic. 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 fourth edition of 50 Hikes in Michigan.
This completely revised and expanded edition is a full-color guidebook to the hiking opportunities in the Great Lakes State, featuring hikes that range from 1.5 to 23 miles in length. More than 100 photos and 60 highly detailed maps round out the coverage with larger and more detailed versions of each map available for downloading from the MichiganTrailMaps.com web site.
Among the trails included are the Manistee River Trail, the Jordan Valley Pathway and the Manitou Islands, both North and South in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. coverage includes detailed write-ups, distance, level of difficulty, and hiking time; camping and fishing opportunities that are available; whether or not a hike is suitable for kids. Hikers will learn where to find the best trailside fishing, birding, and wildlife watching, as well as where to go for fall colors and undisturbed backcountry camping. Each hike description includes directions to the trailhead, GPS coordinates and a description of natural and historic features that will be seen during an afternoon on the trail.