Riding the Lake Superior Circle Tour is on many a motorcyclist's bucket list. "Ride Lake Superior" is one rider's story and guide to discovering the beauty of Lake Superior from the back of her husband's motorcycle. Includes travel tips, motorcycle routes not on the "official" Circle Tour, U.S.-Canadian border crossing tips.
Minnesota, the 'Land of 10,000 Lakes' is replete with wonderful paddling options for everyone--from families seeking serene waters for youngsters, to expert kayakers looking to test their skills on ripping rapids. This guide, an update of Greg Breining's Official State Guide, includes more than 100 trips and 23 brand-new paddles that represent the full range of paddling experiences Minnesota has to offer, from paddles down the Minnehaha Creek in the heart of the Twin Cities, to excursions through the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area in the remote northern reaches of the state. Minnesota is a paddler's playground, and this guide is the key to discovering the many wonders of its clear, blue waters. Look inside to find: clear maps, difficulty ratings, and points of special interest, as well as fascinating insights on the history and ecology of the Minnesota waterways.
Let Master Photographer Lisa Crayford guide you to the top-ranked waterfalls in the state, as well as her "secret waterfalls." Your bucket list should definitely include these 117 gorgeous locales that decorate Minnesota's landscape.
With this book in hand, you can easily plan to see them all. The waterfalls are organized geographically and ranked by beauty. Start with the ones nearby, then get away to discover those farther afield. These natural wonders prove that the Land of 10,000 Lakes is also home to some of the most picturesque waterfalls in America
In this book you'll find
- all the information you need, like directions, distance, hike difficulty and more
- a curated look at each locale, including not-to-miss sights and activities, as well as things to do in the surrounding area
- details about each waterfall, such as height, width and the best time of year to visit
Bridge views, short hikes, secluded waterfalls in urban areas and hidden gems along the North Shore--experience them all with this wonderful guidebook
Whether you want to hike, bike, fish, bird-watch or geocache, there's something for everyone in Minnesota's state parks. See a lighthouse, climb a rock wall, explore a mine or a cave, or simply relax beside a calming lake or a babbling river. This comprehensive guide will help you find that great picnic spot or the perfect campsite--everything you need to know is at your fingertips.
There's nothing like Minnesota's state parks to get you actively engaged in nature and the outdoors.
- All 74 state parks and state recreation areas are included
- Highlighted maps show hiking and biking trails at a glance
- Personalized tips from the author
- Nearby attractions help you make the most of your outings
Enjoy nature in comfort
Cabin camping is more comfortable than tent camping, and Minnesota is the perfect place to do it. Outdoors writer Tom Watson shares what he's learned while personally visiting and inspecting 98 camper cabins throughout the state. Get firsthand advice about each site, including cabin ratings, features, amenities, park highlights, and more. Most camper cabins are open to the public and situated in wild places like Jay Cooke and Forestville/Mystery Cave state parks. Plus, there's a special section on yurts, a unique camping option. With this great guide, you'll be out in nature but with a solid roof overhead--and maybe even a porch to view your own slice of paradise. It's easy to hike, paddle, camp, and enjoy Minnesota's pristine lakes, deep forests, and wild rivers right outside your camper cabin's front door.
Looking for a unique vacation without digressing from your favorite summer spot? Travel back through time with this straightforward historical tour of Lake Superior's glorious North Shore.
This book offers a guide to the best of Minnesota's many bike trails. Detailed maps and trail descriptions make it a must for anyone that enjoys biking. Focusing on trails that are off-road and away from automotive traffic. It's perfect for families, including information on trail access, trail length, parking and facts about the surrounding areas, all in a clean, consistent and easy-to-use format.
A heart-warming, thoroughly modern, marvelously illustrated guide, Boundary Waters Canoe Camping is aimed at paddlers in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota and covers places to go, planning a canoe trip, navigating, selecting a canoe and rigging it out, selecting equipment, camping and cookery, traveling with children, and dealing with hazards--all brought to you by one of America's most renowned canoeing experts, Cliff Jacobson. This completely updated and revised edition includes more than 100 stunning full color photos, new product ideas, and revised appendices. GPS navigation information has been added, and a new chapter on solo canoeing details how to paddle, portage and pack these personal-sized watercraft. Also new is a section with sage advice from some of the top Boundary Waters paddlers.