Loreen Niewenhuis doesn’t seem to be ready to stop walking.
After taking two 1,000-mile long hikes – the first around Lake Michigan in 2009 and the second following long stretches of all five Great Lakes in 2012 – she’s back at it.
Her current adventure is taking her to the islands of the Great Lakes to walk their beaches (and to kayak some of their shorelines). If any of you have been to any of these special spots, from Isle Royale in Lake Superior to the Manitou Islands or Washington Island (Lake Michigan) or the Lake Erie Islands or Manitoulin Island (Lake Huron) or the Thousand Islands of Lake Ontario . . . you know what an enchanted place an island can be.
Loreen plans to finish her third 1,000-mile adventure with a final stroll on historical Mackinac Island on Sunday, October 26, 2014. She inviting any who wish to join her for a group walk on that last day (in the tradition of a Volksmarch or people’s walk), you can contact her at her Lake Trek email with the subject: “Great Lakes ISLAND Finale,” and she’ll send you details on how to join the festivities.
In between her walking segments, she’s also been giving many talks for indie bookstores, libraries, and environmental groups. If you’d like to contact her about an appearance, you can reach her at that same Lake Trek email with your request.
And, we suspect, there’s a third book in the works.
But will she stop walking? Somehow, it seems unlikely.
For details about her first two books: