In her walk, Loreen Niewenhuis accomplished what many of us have only daydreamed about. Her adventure is told with verve and boldness, and she is a clear-eyed observer of the lake and its beautiful and sometimes ravaged shore. This book is a welcome addition to the literature of the Great Lakes. --Jerry Dennis, author, The Living Great Lakes
This is the account of my 1000-mile hike around Lake Michigan. It was quite an adventure! I love the lake and this was my experience getting to know it, to encircle it on foot, to record it in my muscles and bones.
The model for my book was Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, so if you enjoyed that read, you'll love A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach.
I hope you learn more about the Great Lakes as you read the book. I certainly learned a lot while researching and writing the book as well as along the hike itself. And I hope it inspires you to take on an adventure of your own.
All the best to you!
When I read this book, all I could think of was thank goodness for the Sierra Club in California and all it's "meddling into CA environmental affairs". Read morePublished 7 months ago by Delores
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and could relate to many of the locations the author described.Published 9 months ago by Mary E. Sklenar
Having recently driven around Lake Michigan, I enjoyed this very much.
The writer weaves the right balance of environmental concern and adventure into her story.
I love this book. What an amazing experience. It's well written. As a fellow Michiganian who has lived away from my home much of my life this book has a place in my heart.Published 14 months ago by Sheryl Williams
I loved learning all the facts about Lake Michigan. I admire Loreen for going after her dream, & doing so much research on the Lake. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Patpro
Being a Michigander living 6 blocks from Lake Michigan, I was anxious to see how in the world this woman did the walk. Turns out she did an A number one job of it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Page Turner
I enjoyed this book very much. I live in Michigan and found the stories and places she hiked through interesting.Published 19 months ago by Colleen