Thursday, August 19, 2010

Adventure Guide to Michigan

Adventure Guide to Michigan
by Kevin & Laurie Hillstrom

This guidebook is divided into three sections: Southern Lower Michigan, Northern Lower Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula. Each section features detailed descriptions of a few destinations that offer many different recreation possibilities. Following those are short descriptions of sport specific locations & recommendations for hotels and restaurants in that region.

Southern Lower Michigan Adventures

1. Warren Dunes State Park

"A beautiful park that is among the most popular in the entire Michigan system, Warren Dunes State Park is the southernmost jewel in a vast necklace of white sand dunes that adorn the Lower Peninsula's western shoreline."
Hang-gliding, hiking the dunes, x-country skiing, camping.

2. Waterloo-Pinckney Recreation Areas

"Southcentral Michigan's Pinckney and Waterloo state parks offer a wide range of outdoor recreation activities. Combined, the two parks encompass more than 30,000 acres of glacier-carved ridges, hardwood forest, lakes, and ponds that serve as an attractive playground for Lower Michigan anglers, backpackers, canoeists, mountain bikers, hunters, and equestrians."
Backpack the 35 mile Waterloo-Pinckney trail, dayhike, mountain bike the Potawatomi trail, canoe the "Chain of Lakes", horseback riding, x-country skiing, camping.

3. Huron-Clinton Metroparks

"The Huron-Clinton Metroparks comprise an immensely popular system that attracts all kinds of folks from Detroit's metropolitan area. Metropark visitors won't encounter elk roaming in sepia autumn fileds or black bears rooting around under vast canopies of green, but they will find an enormous array of scenic trails and waterways that are enjoyed by a large number of users during all four seasons." Nature trails, biking, canoeing the Huron River, camping.

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