Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have served our country. It is also the unofficial start of summer and camping season!

From roughing it underneath the stars to relaxing in the comfort of a cabin, we have books to help get your ready for your outdoors vacation.

If you’re looking for the classic North Shore vacation, take a look at Nina’s North Shore Guide by Nina A. Simonowicz. From Duluth to the Canadian border, Simonowicz gives advice on the best places to eat, what to do on a rainy day, historical sites, campgrounds, ect.

If you want to journey to another part of the state try Minnesota’s State Parks by Anne Arthur or County Parks of Minnesota by Timothy J. Engrav. The books are organized by region to make it easier to find a park in the area you’re interested in. The authors give a summary of the parks’ features, what types of campgrounds are available and some nearby attractions.

We also have books on different outdoor activities in our state. One of my favorite summer pastimes is hiking. It doesn’t matter if it’s climbing over rocks on the Temperance River State Park trails or walking around Pomme de Terre. Some library books that I’ve found useful are Great Minnesota Walks by Wm. Chad McGrath and Waterfalls of Minnesota’s North Shore by Eve & Gary Wallinga

Other books in our library that you may find helpful:

  • Canoe Country Wilderness by William N. Rom, M.D.
  • Minimum Impact Camping by Curt Schatz and Dan Seemon
  • Camping in Comfort by Lynn Haney
  • Fishing Minnesota by Bob Berg
  • What Fish Don’t Want You to Know by Frank P. Baron
  • Hiking Minnesota by John Pukite
  • The Canoe Handbook by Ray Slim




Morris Public Library

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