Trekking 1,000 miles around Lake Michigan

January 9, 2012

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(Phot courtesy of Loreen Niewenhuis)
Author Loreen Niewenhuis started her 1,000 mile trek around Lake Michigan at Navy Pier.

Ready to walk 167 miles this year? Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to cover that distance over the course of 2012--and he wants Illinois residents to do the same in the name of health. How about 1,000 miles? That’s what Loreen Niewenhuis did: She trekked around Lake Michigan starting near WBEZ's home at Navy Pier and then wrote a book about it. The author spoke with WBEZ’s Alison Cuddy; she began with some of her childhood memories of the great lake.

Loreen Niewnhuis is the author of A Thousand Mile Walk on the Beach: One Woman's Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan.

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