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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Inauguration Day

This is the first post of what will be a much less wordy blog than my original (and still lively) Books in Northport. Here goes! Post #1:

Today's news is a book that just arrived, moments ago, hot off the presses, right in time for our long-awaited spring hiking season. Definitely a must for the Up North home library, a great gift for hostess or guest or to mark a vacation or anniversary or -- the list goes on.

I'm happy to note that while M-22 trails are the main thrust of the book, the author went out of his way, into and through Northport, to include trails between our village and the end of the peninsula. I particularly love the way each map shows elevations, so you can see at a glance how much climbing you'll be doing.

The Trails of M-22: 40 of the Most Beautiful Paths Along Michigan's Most Beautiful Highway, by Jim DuFresne, is going to be a sizzling hot seller this summer in Leelanau bookstores! The price is good, too -- $19.95, and it's in full color, produced and printed in Michigan!


  1. This should be fun. You always find out about new Michigan books before I do, but it works out OK because you always spill the beans anyway.

  2. Gerry, I don't always know first about new books, so if you (or anyone else) has one to tell me about, please share.

    Ty, I'm more than happy to put a copy aside for you. A couple people purchased the book on Saturday. It kind of falls into that instant classic category, at least on a local level.


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