The 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Adventures

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Shoreline Walk of Art Sculpture Gallery

Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and dynamic speaker. 

She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile journeys exploring the Great Lakes and has authored three books about these adventures. 

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

Years ago, I visited the Michigan Legacy Art Park at Crystal Mountain in northern Michigan. 
Recently, I learned there was another art park in Elk Rapids. And this one is on the shoreline of East Grand Traverse Bay.

This 15-acre park has looping trails along the shoreline and is dotted with 35 sculptures.
Check out the photos:

With the rising lake levels, one of the sculptures, "Becca Triumphs" by Ann Gildner of Cheboygan, has had the base eroded away by waves. It is now tethered to a tree to keep it from being swept away.

So far, "Becca Triumphs" holds a place on the edge of the water. It remains to be seen if Becca will ultimately triumph without being relocated inland a bit.

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