Summer Guide to Camping, Hiking, Day-trips, and Road-trips!


Books to inspire, help you plan, and take with you on your adventures!


UNBORED Games Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen Cover

UNBORED Games

Joshua Glenn, Elizabeth Foy Larsen

From old-fashioned classics to new high-tech varieties, this comprehensive guide to playing games and creating fun includes intricate clapping games, bike rodeo and Google Earth challenges in this follow up to Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Se

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A Field Guide to the Natural Communities of Michigan Joshua G. Cohen, Michael A. Kost, Bradford S. Slaughter, Dennis A. Albert Cover

A Field Guide to the Natural Communities of Michigan

Joshua G. Cohen, Michael A. Kost, Bradford S. Slaughter, Dennis A. Albert

Small enough to carry in a backpack, this comprehensive guide explores the many diverse natural communities of Michigan, providing detailed descriptions, distribution maps, photographs, lists of characteristic plants, suggested sites to visit, and a

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The Complete Wilderness Training Book

Hugh McManners

Charts, maps, and more than 950 full-color, step-by-step photographs demonstrate the principles of outdoor survival, including such skills as building shelters, obtaining food, and navigating through the wilderness.

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The Complete First Aid Pocket Guide John Furst Cover

The Complete First Aid Pocket Guide

John Furst

From minor cuts and burns, to heart attacks and strokes, this handy, take-anywhere guide gives you the knowledge and advice you need to recognize and respond to any medical emergency. Be prepared for any medical emergency and handle it safely and eff

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The Complete Trail Food Cookbook

Jennifer MacKenzie, Jay Nutt, Don Mercer

Provides recipes for trail foods made by combining foods dried at home with store-bought ingredients, with many recipes needing only the addition of water and some requiring no cooking at all.

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100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas

Joe Yogerst

A guide to the best parks in the United States and Canada, including activity and accommodation information; information on nearby attractions; top ten lists; and information on local fare.

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100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas Joe Yogerst Cover

100 Drives, 5,000 Ideas

Joe Yogerst

Buckle up for the road trip of a lifetime: 100 epic journeys through all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces offering thousands of sites and roadside attractions along the way. A sequel to the best-selling 50 States, 5,000 Ideas. From a vineyard rout

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Atlas of the National Parks - National Geographic

Jonathan Waterman

Profiles of 60 parks--from battlefields to national seashores--administered by the National Park Service, highlighting their diverse appeal and available outdoor activities. A brief glimpse is given of 29 additional parks, including the newly created

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Michigan State and National Parks

Tom Powers

Millions of people visit Michigan's parks every year. Organized geographically, this key resource shows all the accommodations and activities available at Michigan¿s State and National Parks. Park area maps help visitors find activities while n

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50 Hikes in Michigan: Sixty Walks, Day Trips, and Backpacks in the Lower Peninsula Jim DuFresne Cover

50 Hikes in Michigan: Sixty Walks, Day Trips, and Backpacks in the Lower Peninsula

Jim DuFresne

In the this completely revised third edition of the classic hiking guide to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, noted outdoor writer Jim DuFresne leads hikers on sixty hikes through the state’s unequaled system of national and state parks, natural areas,

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Backpacking in Michigan Jim DuFresne Cover

Backpacking in Michigan

Jim DuFresne

An illustrated guide to wilderness treks, overnight hikes, and long walks throughout the state of Michigan for hikers of all fitness levels provides a description of each trail and its environs, detailed maps, tips on things to see and do, nearby att

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The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival Steven Rinella Cover

The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival

Steven Rinella

Along with lessons from the real-life experiences of renowned outdoors expert and host of the Netflix Original Series MeatEater Steven Rinella, its pages are packed with tried-and-true tips, techniques, and gear recommendations from Rinella and his t

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Sibley Birds East  Cover

Sibley Birds East

Compact and comprehensive, this guide features 650 bird species, plus regional populations, found east of the Rocky Mountains. Entries include stunningly accurate illustrations--more than 4,601 in total--with descriptive captions pointing out the mos

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Michigan Nature Set

James Kavanagh

The Michigan Nature Set offers the best in wildlife and plant identification for The Great Lakes State. The set includes three Pocket Naturalist Guides to Michigan, Trees & Wildflowers, Birds, and Wildlife, and is attractively packaged in an acet

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Backroads & Byways of Michigan: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions

Matt Forster

Whether it’s the Chicago and Territorial Roads, home of a historic and scenic railroad, or the Lower Peninsula’s Chain of Lakes area, Backroads & Byways of Michigan is the shortest route a visitor can take to explore like a local. Whether it

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Under the Radar Michigan Tom Daldin, Eric Tremonti Cover

Under the Radar Michigan

Tom Daldin, Eric Tremonti

The host and producers of Under the Radar Michigan, a PBS television series, provide the travel destinations of their first 50 episodes. If you're looking for great Michigan places to explore, vacation, eat, live, start a business or just relax,

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Best Tent Camping: Michigan

Matt Forster

Best in Tent Camping: Michigan is for those who want to experience the beauty of Michigan amongst quiet and solitude. Author Matt Forster carefully selected all 50 campgrounds to offer readers the most promise for a unique outdoor experience. With a

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Michigan Day Trips by Theme Mike Link Cover

Michigan Day Trips by Theme

Mike Link

Discover unique attractions around the Great Lake State! Take a simple day trip, or string together a longer vacation of activities that catch your interest. No more information overload! Sections are divided by themes like waterfalls, lighthouses an

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Michigan Off the Beaten Path Jim DuFresne Cover

Michigan Off the Beaten Path

Jim DuFresne

Michigan Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience--if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Michiga

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