The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Island Adventure Anniversary

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



The book about this adventure

 Today is the second anniversary of the completion of my Great Lakes Island Adventure.

Here are some highlights:

South Bass Island


Glacial grooves on Kelleys Island

Isle Royale


Kayaking the Apostle Islands


Hiking Grand Island with my niece and nephew


Belle Isle

Chain coral on Manitoulin Island

Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island


Final steps of my 1,000-Mile Great Lakes ISLAND Adventure


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Great Lakes Walk Anniversary


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


This month marks the anniversary of the completion of my second Great Lakes Adventure.
On October 20, 2012, I completed a 1,000-mile hike that allowed me to explore all five 
Great Lakes.

Hiking along Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan

Relive some of my favorite moments with me:



Hiking into Toronto along Lake Ontario


Kettle formation near Lake Ontario


Hiking Lake Erie


Pictured Rocks on the edge of Lake Superior


Lake Superior


Clouds mimic wild Lake Huron


puddingstone


Laurel Sphinx moth


Blue Water Bridge


Hiking, hiking, hiking


40-mile point lighthouse along Lake Huron


At the Calcite limestone mine on the edge of Lake Huron

Finale at Niagara Falls

What an amazing adventure!
I am still captivated by these vast inland seas.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Rogers City Library


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



My speaking tour took me to the Lake Huron town of Rogers City.

Lakeside Park sculpture



Rogers City has an enormous limestone quarry that is over a century old.

Calcite mine is in the distance

I gave my Isle Royale talk at the community library.



Eager audience awaits...


Sunday, October 2, 2016

National Museum of the Great Lakes

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


I was thrilled to speak at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo. 





Wonderful displays fill the museum


Life-saving boat from Kelleys Island


Lens from a lighthouse



Items from Great Lakes cruise ships 



Steam engine model




Wooden frame from the Niagara -- a ship that fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813




This freighter is part of the museum!


The museum is on the banks of the Maumee River in Toledo

They have a series of speakers come to talk about our Great Lakes. 


Great audience for my Great Lakes ISLANDS talk


Night on the Maumee River