A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk – One Woman's Trek Along the Shorelines of All Five Great Lakes
This book chronicles Loreen Niewenhuis's latest adventure: a second 1,000-mile walk, this time along stretches of the shorelines of all five Great Lakes.
The book takes the reader on a ground-level walk through the beauty, the history, and the tender ecology of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Superior, and Ontario.
A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk also leads us on an exploration of self, as the author sets out on foot to explore a region.
Like her 2011 book of a similarly-epic long trek around Lake Michigan, this new grand hike on the shores of five magnificent bodies of freshwater explores the natural and human history of the Great Lakes, while raising important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.
Loreen Niewenhuis is the author of short stories, essays, and the book that chronicled her long 2009 trek around Lake Michigan, A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach.
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.