The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Needle Ice on Lake Michigan

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 love hiking along the Great Lakes in the winter, watching the ice form, break up, and reform. We had more ice on the Great Lakes this winter than in recent years. 

Ice along Lake Michigan comes in many shapes and forms. This year I came across a lot of "needle ice."

Check out video and photos below:

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