The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Sunday, October 2, 2016

National Museum of the Great Lakes

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: 

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] 

A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure  [Long-listed for the Chautauqua Prize]


To learn more about her work, or to engage her as a speaker, go to

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

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