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April 28, 2013

Travel in Brief: 04/26/2013

New ‘Adventures’

TRAVERSE CITY — Maggie Figgis van Galen, formerly of Leland and now living in Massachusetts, has released her second children’s book, “The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest — The Diamond Mine.”

Her first book, “The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest — The Banana Tree,” was released in 2012 and earned a Mom’s Choice Award.

Both are available online at and; and locally at Leelanau Books in Leland and at Horizon Books. They are also available to check out at The Leland Township Library and the Glen Lake Community Library.

Museum Mile

MILWAUKEE — Five small and medium-sized museums in Milwaukee are celebrating the one-year anniversary of working together to promote each other.

The museums have created what they call the Milwaukee Museum Mile, since all are within a mile and often are overlooked by visitors. They are The Jewish Museum Milwaukee, The Charles Allis Art Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art at St. John’s On The Lake, The Villa Terrace and Decorative Arts Museum.

and the North Point Lighthouse at Lake Park.

They are planning an anniversary event May 5, when the four museums will be free and the lighthouse will offer two-for-one admission. A free shuttle bus will also travel between the museums.

‘Trail Town’

CANASTOTA, N.Y. — The village of Canastota is the first official “Trail Town” along New York’s stretch of the North Country Trail.

When completed, the North Country Trail will extend 4,600 miles from North Dakota to the Crown Point Historic Site on Lake Champlain. The plan includes 625 miles across New York state.

Unlike other National Scenic Trails like the Appalachian Trail, the North Country Trail doesn’t follow geographic features but goes through towns and villages. In Canastota, 20 miles east of Syracuse, the trail will start at the intersection of Route 5 and Main Street and continue to the village center, the Erie Canal and the Canal Town Museum.

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