A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure:
One Woman’s Epic Journey
Exploring the Diverse Islands
of the Five Great Lakes
by Loreen Niewenhuis
Crickhollow Books • June 1, 2015
Trade Softcover, 234 pages, 6” x 9”
Travel Narrative / Women’s Adventure / Great Lakes
$16.95 • ISBN 978-1-933987-23-1
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Women’s Adventure • Hiking • Kayaking
Great Lakes Ecology • Environmental Issues
Great Lakes Basin • Travel & Tourism
OTHER TITLES BY THE SAME AUTHOR
A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach:
One Woman’s Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan
Crickhollow Books, 2011
A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk:
One Woman’s Trek Along the Shorelines
of All Five Great Lakes
Crickhollow Books, 2013
PRAISE FOR THE GREAT LAKES ADVENTURE TRILOGY
“What emerges is an unmistakable reverence for the beauty and tremendous legacy of this ancient water trail . . . . For a wonderful, mind- and soul-enlarging experience, read A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk. It may inspire you to choose your own adventure . . . .
– Midwest Book Review
“With sensitivity and humor, Loreen’s writings give a gentle message to the reader to care for the great natural resource we have here.”
– Black River Books, South Haven, Michigan
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In the final book in her Great Lakes Adventure trilogy, Loreen Niewenhuis launches off the shoreline to explore the varied islands of the Great Lakes Basin.
From hiking the rugged wilderness of Isle Royale in Lake Superior to strolling the metropolis on Montreal Island in the St. Lawrence River, Niewenhuis explores key islands in each of the five Great Lakes and their connecting waterways.
Biking, hiking, and kayaking, she searches for the special differences and uniting themes of the water-surrounded islands found throughout this vast freshwater network – the connected ecology of lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario.
Together, these Great Lakes and their island outposts provide a vital source of water, a canvas for human culture, and a unique haven for diverse plant and animal species, some of which are endangered.
A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure is a celebration of place, a warm and friendly invitation to see these beloved inland seas with fresh eyes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Loreen Niewenhuis has lived in Michigan for most of her life. Her first book, A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach, spent time on the Heartland Indie Bestseller List. Her second book, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk, expanded her exploration to all five Great Lakes and was chosen as a Great Lakes, Great Reads selection.
She lives in Battle Creek, Michigan.