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IRNP Foot Trails & Water Routes

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With more than 200 square miles of wilderness and 400 islands, Isle Royale National Park offers a unique outdoor experience. Located in Lake Superior, the island is known for its secluded solitude as a rare place without roads, cars or strip malls. What it does have is 165 miles of trail, chains of inland lakes to paddle and portage and miles of rugged coastline best explored in a kayak.

Isle Royale National Park: Foot Trails & Water Routes is Jim DuFresne’s classic to Michigan’s first national park, known on the Lake Superior island as the “backpacker’s bible.” The guidebook to the wilderness areas of Isle Royale has been in publication for more than 30 years but in this edition has been coverted to full color and paired up with downloadable maps.

Isle Royale National Park: Foot Trails & Water Routes provides everything you need to know for an island adventure. The 192-page book contains chapters on the park’s flora, fauna, fishing opportunities and history as well as complete directions for trails and waterways, including mileage, difficulty and amenities at each destination. More than 70 color photos and 35 maps of the park’s backcountry round out the guidebook.

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