The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, WI

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

If you find yourself in northern Wisconsin near the Apostle Islands, make time to stop in at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.

Colorful murals grace the walls of the center

 Here you'll find abundant information about the region. 

Lake Superior Art 

Displays about the formation of Lake Superior

And copper artifacts from region

 And the top floor of the center is a lookout platform with views of the Apostle Islands.

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