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Hiking For A Happier, Healthier Life

One of my favorite things to do is to get out in nature and enjoy  a wonderful hike. Hiking can be a great source exercise and it always puts me a great mood :)

Here are some of my favorite places to hike:

Estivant Pines1. Copper Harbor, MI. Estivant Pines, the trials are well marked and it is a pretty easy hike, the ground is quite uneven though. You are walking through beautiful woods and get to see what is left of the Estivant Pines. Here is a link to learn more about the Etstivant Pines.

Click here for a map of the trials.

There are many other wonderful hiking trails in the Copper Harbor area, it is a great area to explore.

Alligator Hill2. Glen Arbor, MI. Aligator Hill Trials are located in an inland portion of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore. From different points on the trials you can see both Lake Michigan and Big Glen Lake. If you take the easy trail it is a slow climb uphill at the top you will find a bench to rest on and look out at the amazing views. Here is a map of the trails.

3. Glen Arbor, MI. Pyramid Point Trail is also park of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore. The trail is uphill but the view at the end of the hike is worth the uphill climb. It is an amazing place for a nice picnic, if you don’t mind the sand. Here is a map of the trails.

Starved Rock State Park4. Ottawa, IL. Starved Rock State Park. I just discovered this beautiful place about two weeks ago and have been twice and I still have more trails to explore. The park is full of different trails and beautiful cayons full of waterfalls. There are trails along the Illinois River, on the bluffs above the cayons, and my favorite trails are the ones that are in the interior of the cayons. There are 15 cayons in Starved Rock State Park. My favorite cayon so far is the Illinois Cayon, but I still have more cayons to explore though. Some of the trails are easy and some can be slippery and steep so you have to be careful and read about the trails before you head out. You can also camp at the state park or just picnic along the Illinois River. There is a Visitors Center with maps, area information, and foods and drinks. Here is a link to the Trails Map.

Please feel free to comment and let me know about more great places to hike.

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