This book chronicles
Loreen Niewenhuis's latest adventure: a 1,000-mile walk along the shorelines of
all five Great Lakes. The book takes the reader on a ground-level walk through
the beauty, the history, and the tender ecology of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan,
Superior, and Ontario.
A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk also
leads us on an exploration of self, as the author sets out on foot to explore a
region. Like her earlier book of a long trek around Lake Michigan, this
new grand hike on the shores of five magnificent bodies of freshwater explores
the natural and human history of the Great Lakes . . . and raises important
questions about preserving our wild places and protecting fragile ecosystems on
which we all depend.