New Trail Guidebook for Sale! The Trails of M-22 ($19.95 + tax)
40 of the Most Beautiful Paths Along Michigan’s Most Beautiful Highway
The Leelanau Conservancy is proud to have 10 of its most spectacular natural areas included in a newly released guidebook that showcases the best places to hike along or just off of M-22. The book ($22, includes tax) is available at the Leelanau Conservancy office or may be purchased online (add $5 for shipping.) You may also call 231-256-9665.
M-22, the 116-mile state highway that wraps around Michigan’s little pinky like a glove, is often touted as Michigan’s most scenic drive. The Leelanau Conservancy natural areas occupy 47 pages of the 192-page book and includes fantastic maps, Ken Scott photographs, trail descriptions, highlights and amenities about each Leelanau Conservancy Natural Area featured. The book makes for a great companion to take along on a hike as well as to discover new places to visit. It gives hikers detailed descriptions of each trail, what to look for, mile-marker and trail difficulty information. The book also features 30 other trails from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy properties.
Author Jim DeFresne is a lifelong Michigander and one of the best known authors of outdoor guidebooks in the Midwest and the main contributor to www.michigantrailmaps.com. He spent a year hiking, note-taking and documenting trails through GPS. “The book is truly written from a hiker’s point of view, and it was really a pleasure to work with Jim on our section of the book,” says Leelanau Conservancy Communications Director Carolyn Faught. “The maps are beautiful, easy to use and are especially helpful to someone like me, who has no sense of direction! I am excited about using this book to rediscover some of our own natural areas as well as trails in the national lake shore.”
Tom Nelson, Executive Director of the Leelanau Conservancy says “There’s truly no place like Leelanau, and I hope people will use this book to get out and connect to our natural areas.”