The updated edition of 60 hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago
offers 60 hikes within an easy drive of the Windy City.
Author: Ted Villaire
Softcover; 294 pages; black-and-white photographs and maps
Menasha Ridge Press; copyright 2012
60 hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago
includes hikes in Wisconsin and northwest Indiana
Choose among short and long hikes, hikes for children, dogs, birding, wildflowers, waterfalls, historic hikes and scenic hikes
Key information sidebar displays length, trail surface, hiking time, season, access, maps, facilities and special comments
Trail descriptions allow you to assess each trail before you hike it
GPS-based trail maps provide you with accurate trail information
Trail profiles help you visualize altitude gain and loss
Written directions lead you to the trailheads
Also features a list of recommended outdoor shops, map vendors and hiking clubs
Measures 9 x 6 in.
Using clear and entertaining narrative,60 hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago introduce newcomers and lifelong residents alike to a surprising array of the best day hikes within a 60 mi. radius of the Windy City.
Choose hike such as those at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area, where you can swim through a sea of brilliant prairie grass, the largest tract of tallgrass prairie in Illinois, or enjoy stunning views of the downtown skyline as you trek along the Chicago Lakeshore Path. Challenge yourself on the hilly terrain of Geneva Lake's North Shore, all the while enjoying historic mansions and quaint villages along this 10 mi. path. Or head to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, and hike the sandy beaches, take in panoramic view form the towering dunes, and learn about Indiana’s early settlers as you tour fascinating frontier homesteads.