Get into Minnesota's most rugged and scenic wild places.
From Duluth to Grand Portage, discover magnificent trails that wind through eight 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. The featured day hikes range from 2 miles to 12 miles, including trails perfect for families with young kids, challenges for hard-core adventure seekers, and moderate hikes for everyone in between. Each spotlighted trail includes driving directions, maps, mileage points, landmarks, and time estimates. Andrew also provides expert suggestions for planning your hikes for spring wildflowers, summer berries, or fall colors; recommendations for nearby restaurants, lodgings, campsites, and museums; and more He has 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?
Plan a weekend of hiking, cycling, climbing, and paddling
Whether you're a novice or an experienced adventurer, you'll find a variety of outdoor pursuits to enjoy in Minnesota--from camping along the North Shore to canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to biking near the Root River. There's no need to spend hours researching the best destinations or go on long, expensive trips. This book is for hikers who love to climb, paddlers who love to pedal, and anyone else whose idea of unwinding is an action-packed weekend in the great outdoors. With a dozen exciting trips to choose from, you'll know where to stay and which adventures are truly weekend-worthy.
The full-color guide features trip descriptions to the best destinations for weekend adventure, including opportunities for hiking, cycling, climbing, and paddling. Tips on lodging options, restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops further aid in the planning. Whether your next outing is for individuals, couples, families, or large groups, get maximum adventure out of your weekend with Minnesota Adventure Weekends
Looking for a level trail where you can enjoy a brisk fitness walk, bike ride, or stroll with the family? All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails in Minnesota.
Experience first-hand how Minnesota earned the nickname the Land of 10,000 Lakes by taking a trip on the 121-mile Paul Bunyan State Trail, one of the longest rail-trails in the United States. The connecting trails of Central Lakes State Trail and Lake Wobegon Trail offer additional views of the lakes. In the southwest, Casey Jones State Trail runs through tallgrass prairie and wooded ravines. For more of an urban adventure, try the 34.5-mile Greenway of Greater Grand Forks in the northwest, which connects Grand Forks, North Dakota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota.
In this book, you'll find:
- Detailed maps for every rail-trail, plus driving directions to trailheads
- Icons indicating the activities each trail can accommodate
- Succinct descriptions written by rail-trail experts
--Peter Harnik, Director, Center for City Park Excellence, Trust for Public Land
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Lonely Planet Alaska is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at epic glaciers, spot bears the size of bison, or catch the midnight sun in the Arctic Circle all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Alaska and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Alaska Travel Guide:
- Full-color maps and images throughout
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- Free, convenient pull-outAlaska map (included in print version), plus over 60 color maps
- Covers Juneau, the Southeast, Anchorage, Prince William Sound, Kenai Peninsula, Denali, the Interior, Kodiak, Katmai, Southwest Alaska, The Bush and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Alaska, our most comprehensive guide to Alaska, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.
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Moon Travel Guides: See the City with a Local
Bustling, modern, and hip, the Twin Cities are far from hibernating. See what makes them shine year-round with Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul.
- Explore the Twin Cities: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity, with color-coded maps of the most interesting neighborhoods in Minneapolis and St. Paul
- See the Sights: Browse contemporary art at the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden (and play mini-golf on the roof ), learn about local history at the Minnesota State Capitol, shop at the Mall of America, or stroll along the banks of Lake Calhoun
- Get a Taste of the City: Pop into a hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant on Eat Street, taste the flavors of Minnesota's Polish past, order from a fusion food cart, or grab a table at an innovative farm-to-table restaurant
- Bars and Nightlife: Catch a performance at the Dakota Jazz Club, sip fruity concoctions at a tiki bar, find the best spots for microbrews, or visit the Twin Cities' most popular gay bars
- Trusted Advice: Minneapolis local Tricia Cornell shares insider know-how on her two favorite cities
- Itineraries and Day Trips: Explore nearby Stillwater, Duluth, and Lake Superior, or follow city itineraries designed for budget travelers, outdoor adventurers, and more
- Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps
- Handy Tools: Moon provides background information on the history and culture of the Twin Cities
Exploring more Midwest cities? Try Moon Chicago. Craving some fresh air? Check out Moon 75 Great Hikes Minneapolis & St. Paul.
- Go beyond the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to discover the quirky culture of The City of Angels- Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide "In Los Angeles, everyone is a star." - Denzel Washington Adventures beckon For more than a century, seekers of sun and celebrity from around the world have flocked to this sprawling metropolis on the Pacific, which Dorothy Parker once described as "72 suburbs in search of a city." But beyond the red-carpet reputation and Tinseltown trappings is a west coast wonderland teeming with unexpected cultural opportunities, iconic architecture, gorgeous open spaces, quirky museums, hidden vistas, unconventional art, and obscure stories about the starlets, moguls, personalities, and players who have made Los Angeles their playground. This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the city's most interesting and unknown places and experiences: wander a serpentine path in a spiritual quest of your own making; channel your inner cowboy at a tried and true honky tonk bar; pay homage to the Dude at the bungalow where the big Lebowski lived; turn your car tires into musical instruments on the country's only musical road; sleep with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin; view a constellation of stars more vivid than anything Hollywood has to offer; hug a redwood tree...in the middle of a Downtown LA restaurant; walk through an ancient forest; and hike to the 100-year-old ruins of a castle in the sky. From the San Gabriel Mountains to the Santa Monica Pier, longtime locals and intrepid visitors alike will fall in love with the real LA. Surprises await. Prepare to be captivated by the City of Angels.
- A Hike for Everyone, ranging from short, flat routes suitable for families to daylong treks for more ambitious hikers, with options to extend or shorten the journey. All hikes are rated for difficulty and indicate if they are wheelchair-accessible or dog-friendly
- Explore the Trails: Highlights like lakes, rivers, waterfalls, historic sites, wildlife, and wildflowers are noted for each hike
- Maps and Directions: Get around with easy-to-use maps, point-by-point navigation, and detailed driving directions to each trailhead with GPS coordinates and public transit options when available
- Top Hikes throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area including Brainerd Lakes and the Mississippi River Valley, the St. Croix River Valley, the Minnesota River Valley, and Southern Minnesota
- Trusted Advice: Expert outdoorsman and Minnesota native Jake Kulju has been hiking the greater Twin Cities since childhood
- Tips and Tools: Essentials like health and safety information, trail etiquette, and background on the landscape and history of the trails
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Wright Sites, a revised edition of a guidebook first published by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, is a complete catalog of Wright's extant, visitable buildings in the United States, and also includes listings for sites in Asia and Europe. In addition to regional maps and suggested trip itineraries, the guide contains descriptions and visiting information for more than 60 projects.Anyone planning a trip ... to look at the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright should acquire this excellent practical guide. Around 400 buildings by Wright survive, and the book includes the 66 accessible to the public.... All are illustrated, with brief descriptions, and with details of access. -- Architects' JournalAn excellent reference for enriching vacation and professional travel or introducing readers to the extensive array of architecture across the United State. -- Joyce Rasdall, Bowling Green, Kentucky Daily News