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Hiking the North Shore 50 fabulous day hikes in Minnesota's spectacular Lake Superior region

ISBN: 9780979467530 | 0979467535
Format: Paperback
Publisher: There And Back Books
Pub. Date: 3/14/2017

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Get into Minnesota’s most rugged and scenic wild places. From Duluth to Grand Portage, discover magnificent trails that wind through nine state parks, the Superior National Forest, the Superior Hiking Trail and even into the BWCAW! Naturalist and North Shore expert Andrew Slade has scouted out over 300 miles of trails along inland ridges and Lake Superior shoreline for this indispensable guide. Grab your boots and go!

Those new to Minnesota’s North Shore, as well as experienced hikers in Lake Superior country, will find Hiking the North Shore the most comprehensive resource around. Andrew hiked every trail, checked out every overlook and visited every waterfall, so you can plan a perfect day’s hike.

Find recommendations for short and easy hikes that will quickly plunge you into a true North Shore experience, as well as longer, more challenging hikes that will take you to the highest points in Minnesota, unusual geological formations and old-growth forests. Hiking the North Shore encourages and inspires hikers of all skill levels to get out and explore these beautiful routes. What are you waiting for?

Everything you need is inside this book:

Details on day hikes ranging from 2 miles to 12 miles
Driving directions
Maps of each hike, with mileages and landmarks
Time estimates for every hike
A full range of hikes—trails perfect for families with young kids, challenges for hard-core adventure seekers and moderate hikes for everyone in between
Information on facilities, permit requirements and helpful websites
Tips for finding shortcuts and navigating tricky trail crossings
Suggestions for timing your hike for spring wildflowers, summer berries or fall colors
Tips for planning round trip and shuttle hikes
Fascinating lore about flora, fauna, geology and history
Recommendations for kicking back after your hike, including nearby restaurants, lodging, campsites and museums
Gear up for the best hiking in the Midwest!

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