The Michigan Eco-Traveler

A Guide to Sustainable Adventures in the Great Lakes State

Subjects: Travel, Michigan and the Great Lakes, Guidebook, Nature/Environment, Environmental Studies
Paperback : 9780472035304, 136 pages, 9 B&W illustrations, 1 map, 6 x 9, February 2014
Ebook : 9780472029167, 128 pages, 9 color illustrations; 1 map, February 2014
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The first ever guide to green fun in the Mitten state

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Michigan offers some of the most wonderfully diverse recreation opportunities in the country. The Michigan Eco-Traveleris for a new and growing breed of leisure traveler and adventurer—the individual seeking to experience the pleasant peninsulas responsibly by minimizing his or her eco-footprint. The book introduces readers to the importance of eco-friendly travel and highlights some of the best eco-conscience venues across the state that offer activities from golfing to skiing to sailing and much more. The book also examines environmental pressures on the state’s recreational resources, revealing the critical need for joining together in conservation practices, and offers travelers helpful tips for evaluating the sustainability of their own favorite recreational spots.

Whether you’re a weekend traveler, extreme adventurer, or family on vacation, The Michigan Eco-Travelerlights the way to a greener getaway. Naturalists, conservationists, and hospitality experts will find the book equally helpful in responding to the ever rising demand for sustainable recreation.

A lifelong Michigander, Sally Barber is a newspaper reporter and travel writer who has written for more than 25 of the state’s visitor bureaus and chamber of commerce organizations. She is author of Myths and Mysteries of Michigan and the regional best-seller, Insiders’ Guide to Michigan's Traverse Bay Region.