Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and Great Lakes speaker. She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has written three books about the Great Lakes [A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach *a Heartland Indie Bestseller*, A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk *winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award*, and A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure]. To learn more about her work, or to book her as a speaker, go to http://LakeTrek.com
Michigan is home to 5 of these parks.
Two are national lakeshores:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan
One is a historic district on the Keweenaw Peninsula:
Map of National Historical Park on the Keweenaw
One is a battlefield near Monroe:
The site of a pivotal battle during the War of 1812
And the final one is Isle Royale, the second-largest island in the Great Lakes.
A shed moose antler on Isle Royale
This week marks the centennial of the NPS.