In Store Book Signing: Mike Terrell with On the Trails of Northern Michigan
“Absolutely no one knows the wild places of northern Lower Michigan better than Mike Terrell, whose writing has enchanted and inspired thousands of readers through the years. Mike leads the way down trails and waterways that most of us would be hard-pressed to discover in the course of a lifetime. His love of the outdoors chimes with the heart of nature.” ROBERT DOWNES, author of Biking Northern MichiganOn the Trails of Northern Michigan by Traverse City Record-Eagle reporter Mike Terrell is your passport to over 70 of the best hiking, biking and waterway trails in the region.
On the Trails of Northern Michigan covers state parks and national forests from coast to coast, leading you through Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, Leelanau Conservancy and Little Traverse Conservancy holdings.
From the Upper Manistee Headwaters to the Jordan River Valley, Arcadia to Power Island, the Clay Cliffs to Houdek Dunes, Terrell’s trail notes highlight trail length, special features, flora and wildlife and driving directions, with bold icons clearly indicating trail uses.
Organized according to season, On the Trails of Northern Michigan will take you to some of the best spring wildflower displays in northern Michigan and cool cathedrals of pine and old-growth forests to hike under during summer’s heat. Hike to stunning windswept vistas of Lake Michigan, inland lakes, forests and river valleys. Find fall hikes that lead to colorful panoramas, and winter trails that take you on a hushed day trip through snow-covered forests and fields.
On the Trails of Northern Michigan is 318 pages of fully- illustrated outdoor exploration for all seasons. As author Robert Downes says, “In a world that is increasingly filled with pavement, traffic and noise, Mike Terrell is a guiding light, leading us back to what is sacred and hidden in the wild, untouched trails and waterways of northern Lower Michigan.”
MIKE TERRELL has spent over 40 years exploring the nooks and crannies around northern Michigan, writing hundreds of columns and directing thousands of readers to trails throughout this scenic, glacier-carved landscape. It’s easily some of the most impressive scenery you will find in the Midwest, and trails that are as varied as you will find around the Great Lakes.