A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach – One Woman's Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan
In 2009, Loreen Niewenhuis walked completely around Lake Michigan, a 1,000-mile walk around the world’s fifth-largest lake.
The book about her adventure explores both the geology of the lake and the measure of a person. Most of the walk was done solo, an adventure in discovery of self and place.
Niewenhuis speaks with the authority of an expert as she has a M.S. degree in the biological sciences. She raises important questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on which we all depend.
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.