By Andrew Slade
There and Back Books
Campers will discover a ton of useful information crammed into this 132-page book. The author, a life-long explorer of Minnesota’s North Shore, not only recommends the best places to camp, but also provides detailed maps and information about each campground. In addition, he offers advice about nearby places to go for a hike, ride a bike, or catch fish for dinner. The 23 campgrounds range from state and municipal parks with amenities like hot showers to primitive, backwoods locations. At the end of the book, the author lists 44 more campgrounds with honest, matter-of-fact descriptions of what you will find at each one.