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Walking Trails of Eastern and Central Wisconsin
Bob Crawford

A North Coast Book

A handy guide to walking trails in 22 counties

The sheer physical beauty and varied landscapes of eastern and central Wisconsin are best experienced on its walking trails. Walking Trails of Eastern and Central Wisconsin is a handy guide to trails that wind through the streets of old Milwaukee and the forests of the Kettle Moraine, across the Niagara Escarpment, along the shores of picturesque Door County, or up the sandstone mound at Lone Rock for a panoramic view of flatlands that once were the bed of glacial Lake Wisconsin.

A companion to the popular Walking Trails of Southern Wisconsin, this book describes more than 200 trails in 72 locations throughout five of the state's major regions. Bob Crawford provides maps and detailed instructions to make the trails easy to locate.

With each trail description you'll find:

  • details about the route and terrain, as well as geographical, biological, or historical features of interest;
  • regulations including open days and hours, and rules regarding dogs, trail bikes, cross-country skiing, and other activities;
  • information about available restrooms, drinking water, nature centers, and other facilities at the site;
  • a description assessing degree of difficulty—slope, width, maintenance, and other such factors—and a helpful rating of "walkability" on a scale from 1 to 5.

The only comprehensive guide to hiking locations in the eastern part of the state, this book also provides lists of trail locations that include playground equipment for kids and picnic facilities for those who want to make a day trip of their hiking outing. Appendices spotlight trails that boast historical significance, ice age features, picnic areas, and cross-country skiing opportunities.

Bob Crawford is the author of Walking Trails of Southern Wisconsin. Raised in Portage, Wisconsin, he has retired from a career in publishing and communications and lives in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.

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cover of the Crawford book is a photo of a walker on a Wisconsin trail through the woods

November 1997

200 pp.    4 1/2 x 7  
54 maps  

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Paper $24.95 t
ISBN 978-0-299-15574-2
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