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Maps, Guides and Signs

Tree Signs

Protect your trees, your labor and your money. Alert others to not trample your plantings.  7” x 12”

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Pocket Guide: Animal Tracks

Enjoy these handy, laminated foldout pocket guides. Easy to pack and access on a hike. Filled with images, species names, size, descriptions, sanctuaries and spots to view the critters and birds, and much more!

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Pocket Guide: Birds of Prey

Enjoy these handy, laminated foldout pocket guides. Easy to pack and access on a hike. Filled with images, species names, size, descriptions, sanctuaries and spots to view the critters and birds, and much more!

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Pocket Guide: Freshwater Fishes

Enjoy these handy, laminated foldout pocket guides. Easy to pack and access on a hike. Filled with images, species names, size, descriptions, sanctuaries and spots to view the critters and birds, and much more!

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Pocket Guide: Michigan Birds

Enjoy these handy, laminated foldout pocket guides. Easy to pack and access on a hike. Filled with images, species names, size, descriptions, sanctuaries and spots to view the critters and birds, and much more!

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Pocket Guide: Michigan Trees & Wildflowers

Enjoy these handy, laminated foldout pocket guides. Easy to pack and access on a hike. Filled with images, species names, size, descriptions, sanctuaries and spots to view the critters and birds, and much more!

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Pocket Guide: Michigan Wildlife

Enjoy these handy, laminated foldout pocket guides. Easy to pack and access on a hike. Filled with images, species names, size, descriptions, sanctuaries and spots to view the critters and birds, and much more!

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Pocket Guide: Mushrooms

Enjoy these handy, laminated foldout pocket guides. Easy to pack and access on a hike. Filled with images, species names, size, descriptions, sanctuaries and spots to view the critters and birds, and much more!

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Pocket Guide: Reptiles & Amphibians

Enjoy these handy, laminated foldout pocket guides. Easy to pack and access on a hike. Filled with images, species names, size, descriptions, sanctuaries and spots to view the critters and birds, and much more!

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Topographical Maps

Topographical maps for all sections of Benzie County: Bear Lake, Benzonia, Beulah, Burdickville, Copemish, Elberta, Frankfort, Karlin, Lake Ann, Platte River, & Thompsonville.  $12 each map

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Benzie County Michigan Trail Guide

Benzie County Michigan Trail Guide: Trails for Hiking, Biking, Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing, by Jim Stamm. Provides great details for many trails in the county, all of which can be used for hiking, most can be used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and several for mountain biking. All trails are within an hour of Traverse City.

 

This guide provides a quick and easy reference to trails for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in Benzie County, Michigan.  Explore year-round one of northwestern Michigan's favorite counties!

 

All trails can be used for hiking, most can be used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and several for mountain biking. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is also used by horse riders. The Betsie Valley Trail is a former railroad with a long paved section that can also be used by road bikes and roller blades.

 

In addition to all the wonderful well-known water-based recreational opportunities in Benzie County, there are several lovely trails to explore, all via your choice of human-powered transportation. This guide is for anyone interested in experiencing even more of the outdoor splendor the county has to offer.

 

The trails explore along streams, rivers, and inland lakes, as well as Lake Michigan's beaches, bluffs, and great views. They travel through woods, meadows, hills, valleys, wetlands, and dunes. Some pass through former farms and orchards or follow old railroads or logging trails. Four of the trails are in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. All encompass myriad plant and animal life and have something unique.

 

Included in the guide is a road map of Benzie County showing trailhead locations. Many details are provided for each trail, including: links to each trail's Web site and trail map; trail lengths, hiking times, and difficulty; GPS coordinates, detailed directions, and links to Google Maps for each trailhead; as well as helpful tips and comments. Keep this guide in your car or at your cottage for easy reference!

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A Guide to Benzie County Michigan Rivers, Lakes, and Creeks

A Guide to Benzie County Michigan Rivers, Lakes and Creeks, by Jim Stamm. Explore paddling and fishing this favorite northwestern lower Michigan county. Great detail for canoers, kayakers and paddlers of all types, and those that fish by boat. All waterways are within an hour of Traverse City.

A handy reference guide for fishing by boat and paddling many of the inland rivers, lakes, and creeks of Benzie County, Michigan. Intended for those using a small-water fishing boat, canoe, or kayak, the SECOND edition of this book now covers 32 of the county's 58 inland lakes, 2 of its 4 rivers, and 5 of its many creeks -- ALL the navigable and publicly accessible inland water in the county. Also new is a "Fish Typically Caught" table for the rivers and lakes. Note that one of the rivers, one of the creeks, and six of the lakes are in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Discover lakes from 4 to 10,000 acres, rivers both quick and quiet, and creeks that explore the wild and natural Up North.

 

Some of the details offered include:

*For each river and creek - length, paddle time, depth, width, type of water, and difficulty.

* For each lake - area, shoreline length, and depth, inlets and outlets, and if motors are allowed or it's a "no wake" lake.

*For all bodies of water - DNR map (for some), link to Google Maps of the area, type of bottom, fish typically caught, where the fish are found, details for fishing and paddling, what to expect once there, and helpful tips and comments.

*Complete access details - for boat launches and access sites for all bodies of water including: type of access site and what's offered at each, GPS coordinates, link to Google Maps, and detailed road directions.

Also included is a road map of Benzie County showing the location of all covered bodies of water and the major roads around them.

 

Whether canoeing, kayaking, or fishing by boat, you'll find this guide invaluable. Keep a copy in your cottage, car, truck, and tackle box!

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“Take care of the land and the land will take care of you.”
~ Hugh Hammond Bennett (first chief of soil conservation service)