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Gentle Hikes of Minnesota's North Shore

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Ladona Tornabene, Ph.D., MCHES, Lisa Vogelsang, Ph.D., Melanie Morgan
2nd Edition, The area's most scenic hikes less than 3 miles.
The hiking guide for everyone! Minnesota's North Shore, from Duluth to the Canadian border is renowned for its picturesque waterfalls, winding rivers, rocky landscapes, and of course, Lake Superior. There's no need to plan an overnight camping trip to see it. This guide presents the top outings under 3 miles in length. Each trail entry includes full-color photos, a map, and the information you want to know: total length, surface type, resting areas, trail highlights and more. Plan the perfect outdoor adventures for your entire family. These gentle yet spectacular hikes are inviting for everyone!
Inside you'll find:
  • 46 hikes under 3 miles in length
  • Perfect trips for groups with children, seniors or a range of physical abilities
  • Special sections for people traveling in RVs and those with physical challenges
  • Research-based facts about health and the benefits of walking
  • BONUS: 15 scenic walks less than a mile long, 18 waysides and scenic locales, and 11 picnic sites

Item: 159193728

Price: $14.95

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Christmas Here in Northern Lands by C. Haavik & A. Kloss

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In this lovely little book of art and verse you will enter into the mystery of Christmas Here in Northern Lands, where we wait with longing in midwinter darkness, for Christmas light to come each year.

Chuck Haavik lives on the North Shore of Lake Superior with his wife Sally and their two beautiful daughters and a yellow lab named Wilhelmina. He loves reading in front of the fireplace, walking in the woods, the smell of jasmine on a moonlit night and the mystery of life in the great northern forests, most especially of course, watching the light at Christmastime!

Aaron Kloss paints landscapes of the forests surrounding the home he shares with his wife Kathy and their children Miriam, Autumn & Caleb in Duluth, MN. When he's not at the easel, he enjoys exploring the endless trails through forests filled with wildlife, rugged rock formations, majestic trees and endless vistas full of inspiration. His paintings can be found in regional galleries and on the walls of people who share his love of the landscape.

Item: 149517885

Price: $18.99

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Exploring the Boundary Water by Daniel Pauly

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With more than 200,000 visitors annually, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is among the most alluring wilderness areas in the country, unique because it is most often explored by canoe. Comprised of more than one million acres, the BWCAW is an exceptional combination of expansive wilderness, abundant wildlife, and fascinating natural and human history. Exploring the Boundary Waters is the most comprehensive trip planner to the BWCAW, giving travelers an overview of each entry point into the wilderness area as well as detailed descriptions of more than one hundred specific routes - including a ranking of their difficulty level and maps that feature the major waterways, portages, and the designated campsites. The book is crafted so that readers can design their own route through the almost inexhaustible network of lakes and streams. Daniel Pauly, Boundary Waters expert, worked with the U.S. Forest Service, the Minnesota DNR, and local outfitters to gather information about how to obtain a permit, the rules and regulations of the park, safety tips, and how to help maintain the ecological integrity of the wilderness. As engaging as it is informative, Exploring the Boundary Waters not only contributes advice on the pros and cons of each route, but also brings the reader a natural and historical context for the journey by offering insight into the pictographs, mining sites, logging railroads, and ruins one may encounter throughout his or her expedition. With its accessible and personal style, Exploring the Boundary Waters is the perfect guide for anyone - novice or seasoned veteran - arranging a trip to the BWCAW.

Item: 081664216

Price: $22.95

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Morgan Park by Arnold R. Alanen

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From 1915 to 1971 the large U.S. Steel plant was a major part of Duluth’s landscape and life. Just as important was Morgan Park—an innovatively planned and close-knit community constructed for the plant’s employees and their families. In this new book Arnold R. Alanen brings to life Morgan Park, the formerly company-controlled town that now stands as a city neighborhood, and the U.S. Steel plant for which it was built.

Planned by renowned landscape architects, architects, and engineers, and provided with schools, churches, and recreational and medical services by U.S. Steel, Morgan Park is an iconic example—like Lowell, Massachusetts, and Pullman, Illinois—of a twentieth-century company town, as well as a window into northeastern Minnesota’s industrial roots.

Starting with the intense political debates that preceded U.S. Steel’s decision to build a plant in Duluth, Morgan Park follows the town and its residents through the boom years to the closing of the outmoded facility—an event that foreshadowed industrial shutdowns elsewhere in the United States—and up to today, as current residents work to preserve the community’s historic character.

Through compelling archival and contemporary photographs and vibrant stories of a community built of concrete and strong as steel, Alanen shows the impact both the plant and Morgan Park have had on life in Duluth.

Arnold R. Alanen is professor of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His previous books include Main Street Ready-Made: The New Deal Community of Greendale, Wisconsin and Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America.

Item: 081664137

Price: $30.00

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