A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure – One Woman's Epic Journey Exploring the Diverse Islands of the Five Great Lakes
In the final book in her Great Lakes Adventure trilogy, Loreen Niewenhuis launches off the shoreline to explore the 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 fascinating differences and uniting themes of the water-edged 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.
It's a celebration of place, a warm and friendly invitation to see these beloved inland seas with fresh eyes.
About Loreen Niewenhuis (Traverse City, Michigan Author)
In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked all the way around Lake Michigan. The book about this adventure, A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach, was a Heartland Indie Bestseller.
In 2012, Niewenhuis undertook another 1000-mile hike, this time along the shores of all five Great Lakes. The book about this adventure, A 1000-Mile Great Lakes Walk was published in 2013. This book was given the “Great Lakes Great Reads Award.”
In late 2014, Niewenhuis completed her third Great Lakes Adventure, this time exploring the islands of the Great Lakes. The book about this journey, A 1000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure, was released in 2015.
Author and Adventurer Loreen Niewenhuis delivers dynamic presentations about her Great Lakes adventures (including geology, hydrology, invasive species, and much more). Many diverse venues have engaged her as a speaker including universities, libraries, clubs, schools, REI stores, senior centers, conferences, and museums. Environmental organizations have also engaged her as a speaker including the Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, and North Country Trail groups.