Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and dynamic speaker.
She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has authored three books about these adventures.
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The best way to beat the heat is to head to the lakeshore...and I live very close to one of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the Great Lakes:
Today I went to one of my favorite beaches on Sleeping Bear Bay. With Lake Michigan nearing an all-time high level, the amount of beach here was reduced.
Some sandy beach in places
Wading was a great way to beat the heat.
Enjoy these photos from today:
North Manitou Island shrouded in fog
Small waves broke on the shoreline