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Book Review – Hiking the North Shore: 50 fabulous day hikes in Minnesota’s spectacular Lake Superior region

May 15, 2012
Hiking the North Shore

Are you planning a trip to the North Shore and want to hit some great hiking trails?  Well, grab your Duluth Pack, maybe a walking stick, some good shoes, and this book!

Author, Andrew Slade, completed 50 northern Minnesota hikes and gathered very valuable information that you need when deciding on the right trail when planning a trip along Minnesota’s North Shore.  Slade starts south of Duluth in Jay Cooke State Park and heads north all the way to Grand Portage State Park, and he includes just about every amazing trail in between, including the Superior Hiking Trail, the Duluth Lakewalk, Gooseberry Falls Loop, Split Rock, Tettegouche Lakes Loop, and Mount Josephine.

Slade offers insight as to what makes each trail unique, how to find the trailhead, and a detailed description about the trail and the area around it.  For each designated trail, he even includes a map, a scenic photo, as well as basic information which include trail distance, level of difficulty, GPS coordinates, and other helpful tips.  Each hike listed in this book is accompanied with an abundance of information that will undoubtedly get you excited and eager to hit the trails!

Some other interesting books you may want to take a look at:

61 Gems on Highway 61 – $9.95

Lake Superior: Ultimate Guide to the Region – $19.95

Gentle Hikes: Minnesota’s most scenic North Shore hikes under 3 miles – $12.95

Guide to the Superior Hiking Trail – $15.95