Hiking Wisconsin

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Human Kinetics, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 212 pages
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This is your complete guide to 107 of the best day-hiking trails in Wisconsin. No matter what part of the state you want to explore or how easy or hard a trek you want, this handy book will lead you to the right trail.

Full of interesting and scenic destinations in the northern, central, and southern sections of the state, Hiking Wisconsinoffers you a guided tour of 55 featured areas, such as Kettle Moraine State Forest, Natural Bridge State Park, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and Nelson Dewey State Park. The book even provides urban hiking areas, in case you want to enjoy the streets and paths of Wisconsin's cities.

Hiking Wisconsinincludes the following special features:

- Detailed descriptions of 107 trails, including the length of trail, estimated time to hike it, and a difficulty rating
- 148 easy-to-read park and trail maps
- A map of each featured trail, with the points of interest labeled and their distances from the trailhead given
- Practical information on how to get to parks, the park hours, available facilities, permits and rules, and a contact address and phone number
- A convenient trail-finder grid, which provides a summary of each trail's features and location in the book
- A section on nearby points of interest, with contact phone numbers

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About the author (1997)


Author Martin Hintz is a longtime Wisconsin resident who brings to life the history, terrain, flora, and fauna of each area. And his descriptions of nearby recreational and sightseeing destinations ensure that you won't miss anything on your trip.

Whether you live in Wisconsin or are just visiting, there's no better way to discover the natural beauty of the state than with Hiking Wisconsin.

Martin Hintz is a professional travel writer who has lived in Wisconsin for nearly 30 years. He has written and been a contributing author to more than 40 books, including several cultural geographies and guides to midwestern states. His books in print include Off the Beaten Path: Wisconsin, Wisconsin Family Adventure Guide, and Great National Park Vacations. A prolific writer of travel articles, Hintz has had work featured in such publications as Midwest Living, Home & Away, Milwaukee Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and Midwest Express Magazine.

A graduate of the College of St. Thomas and of Northwestern University, Hintz has received honors for his travel writing from the Society of American Travel Writers, Midwest Travel Writers of America, and Council for Wisconsin Writers. He resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he enjoys hiking, fishing, canoeing, cross-country skiing, and reading in his leisure time.

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