Best Hikes Near Detroit And Ann Arbor

Author: Matt Forster
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493006193
Size: 66.18 MB
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Best Hikes Near Detroit And Ann Arbor. Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Detroit and Ann Arbor author Matt Forster details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the Detroit and Ann Arbor area, perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.

Best Bike Rides Detroit And Ann Arbor

Author: Rob Pulcipher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493009664
Size: 63.80 MB
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Best Bike Rides Detroit And Ann Arbor. Hidden in and around the Detroit and Ann Arbor area are some great roads, trails, and bike paths that are fun to explore. Best Bike Rides Detroit and Ann Arbor describes 40 great recreational rides in the metro areas. With most rides between 5 and 35 miles—including road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and mountain bike rides—it’s easy to find a ride that suits your tastes. Each route includes complete directions, a map, a text description of the area you’ll be riding, the GPS coordinates of the start/finish point, and color photos of one the ride’s features. Also included is information on local restaurants, lodging, maps, bicycle shops, other facilities for cyclists, and community resources. Look inside to find: • Detailed maps and directions • Rides that explore the urban areas as well as the surrounding country • A variety of rides, most between 5 and 35 miles in length • In-depth information about each ride, including length, terrain, traffic conditions, and road hazards • Interesting facts about each area • Options to create longer or shorter rides

Five Star Trails Ann Arbor And Detroit

Author: Greg Tasker
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897329872
Size: 36.66 MB
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Five Star Trails Ann Arbor And Detroit. Each hike features an individual trail map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance information, helping readers quickly find the perfect trip. Sized to fit in a pocket, the book's detailed trail descriptions will help readers find their way on and off the trail. Driving directions and GPS trailhead coordinates will help with navigating the myriad of unnamed roads. The trails covered range from those best suited to the novice, families, experienced hikers, or backpackers.

Five Star Trails Ann Arbor And Detroit

Author: Greg Tasker
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 089732952X
Size: 56.22 MB
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Five Star Trails Ann Arbor And Detroit. Each hike features an individual trail map, elevation profile, and at-a-glance information, helping readers quickly find the perfect trip. Sized to fit in a pocket, the book's detailed trail descriptions will help readers find their way on and off the trail. Driving directions and GPS trailhead coordinates will help with navigating the myriad of unnamed roads. The trails covered range from those best suited to the novice, families, experienced hikers, or backpackers.

Biking Northern Michigan

Author: Robert Downes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780990467007
Size: 15.89 MB
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Biking Northern Michigan. Packed with more than 35 cycling routes, funny stories, history and dining recommendations, "Biking Northern Michigan" will have you ready to ride one of the top cycling destinations in the world. Veteran cyclist, traveler and writer Robert Downes guides you along the region's best and safest bike routes, including: -- Getting the most out of Traverse City's TART Trail system and Petoskey's Wheelway. -- Epic trail rides from Gaylord, Harbor Springs and Alpena to the Mackinac Straits. -- The best rides in Benzie and Leelanau counties. -- The best routes around the big inland lakes: Crystal Lake, Glen Lake, Torch Lake, Walloon Lake and Lake Charlevoix. -- Beaver Island and Mackinac Island... and much more!

The Last Good Girl

Author: Allison Leotta
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476761132
Size: 52.18 MB
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The Last Good Girl. From Allison Leotta, the “highly entertaining storyteller” (George Pelecanos) who writes “in a style that’s as real as it gets” (USA TODAY), a ripped-from-the-headlines novel featuring prosecutor Anna Curtis at the center of a national story involving campus rape and the disappearance of a young woman. Emma, a freshman at a Michigan university, has gone missing. She was last seen leaving a bar near the prestigious and secretive fraternity known on campus as “the rape factory.” The main suspect is Dylan Brooks, the son of one of the most powerful politicians in the state. But so far the only clues are pieced-together surveillance footage of Emma leaving the bar that night…and Dylan running down the street after her. When Anna discovers the video diary Emma kept over her first few months at college, it exposes the history she had with Dylan: she had accused him of rape before disappearing. Emma’s disappearance gets media attention and support from Title IX activists across the country, but Anna’s investigation hits a wall. Now Anna is looking for something, anything she can use to find Emma alive. But without a body or any physical evidence, she’s under threat from people who tell her to think hard before she ruins the name of an “innocent young man.” Inspired by real-life stories, The Last Good Girl shines a light on campus rape and the powerful emotional dynamics that affect the families of the men and women on both sides.

Michigan S Best Preserves And Nature Centers And Why To Go

Author: Matt Forster
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591936800
Size: 40.68 MB
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Michigan S Best Preserves And Nature Centers And Why To Go . When it comes to the beauty and serenity of nature, Michigan is second to none. Most people are familiar with the legendary state parks, national parks and waterfalls, but are you aware of the hidden gems? Michigan offers some of the best preserves and nature centers in the world! Written by outdoors author Matt Forster, this is your introduction to 50 wild and natural places -- and why you should visit them. Whether you’re an outdoors enthusiast or are looking for a great way toexplore the state, this book is for you. Book Features: 50 preserves and nature centers from around the state, including urban areas Full-color photographs, highlights and neat-to-know details about each locale Hidden gems that many people aren’t aware of, even if they live nearby Sites organized by ecosystem, so visiting them is a good introduction to Michigan’s ecosystems

A 500 House In Detroit

Author: Drew Philp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147679801X
Size: 29.68 MB
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A 500 House In Detroit. Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, withdraws from the comforts of life on a university campus in search of a place to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread poverty, and rampant crime—a complicated source of national fascination, often stereotyped and little understood. Arriving with no job, no friends, and no money, Philp is naïvely determined to fix the huge, broken city with his own hands and on his own terms. A year later, he saves up and buys a ramshackle house for five hundred dollars in the east side neighborhood known as Poletown and moves in. Philp gets what he pays for. The roomy Queen Anne he now owns has been abandoned for a decade and is little more than a clapboard shell on a crumbling brick foundation, filled with heaping piles of trash (including most of a chopped-up minivan), and missing windows, heat, water, electricity, and a functional roof. The landscape of the surrounding neighborhood resembles an urban prairie: overgrown fields dotted with houses that haven’t been demolished or burned to the ground—some of them well-maintained by Detroiters who have chosen to remain in the city, but many, like the Queen Anne, left vacant and in complete disrepair. Based on a BuzzFeed essay that resonated with millions of readers, A $500 House in Detroit is Philp’s raw and earnest account of rebuilding everything but the frame of his house, nail by nail and room by room. It’s also the story of a young man finding his footing in the city, the country, and his own generation. As he assimilates into the community of Detroiters around him, Philp guides readers through the city’s vibrant history and engages in urgent conversations about gentrification, racial tensions, and class warfare. We witness his concept of Detroit shift, expand, and evolve as his plan to save the city gives way to a life forged from political meaning, personal connection, and collective purpose. Part social history, part brash generational statement, part comeback story, A $500 House in Detroit is an intimate account of the tentative revival of an American city—home by home and person by person—and a glimpse at a new way forward for generations to come.

Detroit Rock City

Author: Steve Miller
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 030682065X
Size: 32.30 MB
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Detroit Rock City. From the Stooges and MC to the White Stripes, Eminem, and Kid Rock, this account of rock in Detroit, which has always produced more subversive rock music than any city in the world, presents stories from the participants themselves.

Freshwater Road

Author: Denise Nicholas
Publisher: Agate Publishing
ISBN: 1572847816
Size: 16.17 MB
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Freshwater Road. From award-winning actress Denise Nicholas: a ten-year anniversary reissue of her powerful and dramatic coming of age story set in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer of 1964. Freshwater Road has been called one of the best novels written about the Civil Rights Movement. Nicholas herself has been praised repeatedly over the years for her beautiful prose and is continually mentioned along with Alice Walker and Ernest J. Gaines as the most important novelists documenting this era. When University of Michigan sophomore Celeste Tyree travels to Mississippi to volunteer her efforts in Freedom Summer, she's assigned to help register voters in the small town of Pineyville, a place best known for a notorious lynching that occurred only a few years earlier. As the long, hot summer unfolds, Celeste befriends several members of the community, but there are also those who are threatened by her and the change that her presence in the South represents. Finding inner strength as she helps lift the veil of oppression and learns valuable lessons about race, social change, and violence, Celeste prepares her adult students for their showdown with the county registrar. All the while, she struggles with loneliness, a worried father in Detroit, and her burgeoning feelings for Ed Jolivette, a young man also in Mississippi for the summer. By summer's end, Celeste learns there are no easy answers to the questions that preoccupy her — about violence and nonviolence, about race, identity, and color, and about the strength of love and family bonds. In Freshwater Road, Denise Nicholas has created an unforgettable story that — more than ten years after first appearing in print — continues to be one of the most cherished works of Civil Rights fiction.