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Explore nature's beauty at Detroit Lakes library

Where on earth would a person have to go to visit shipwrecks, waterfalls and state parks? If you've ever visited Minnesota's North Shore, you know all three co-exist within short distances. A jaunt up Minnesota Highway 61, and you will see breathtaking views, including waterfalls, at such places as Cascade River State Park, Temperance River State Park, and Gooseberry Falls State Park just to name a few of the spectacular state parks in the region. At various points along this scenic drive, shipwreck enthusiasts will find information on the maritime toll exacted by the big lake Gitchigoomie. For more information visit the Detroit Lakes Library, and check out our collection.

• Minnesota Waterfalls, by Steve Johnson & Kenneth Belanger. Waterfalls are some of nature's most fascinating treasures. Minnesota Waterfalls is your guide to 70 falls throughout the state just waiting for you to explore. Clear, accurate directions show you the way, while concise notes and gorgeous color photos introduce you to the wonders in store for you.

• Shipwrecks Along Lake Superior's North Shore: A Diver's Guide, by Stephen B. Daniel. In this book, veteran diver Stephen B. Daniel, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society, provides in-depth tours of the many sunken ships submerged in the waters of this region of Lake Superior. Readers will not only learn the maritime history and structural details of the original vessels, they'll also find the fascinating stories of the wrecks themselves -- how they happened, what actions were taken to save both crew and vessel, and the modern-day efforts to preserve these sites. With detailed descriptions and hundreds of photographs, charts, and diagrams that will impress even the most seasoned diver, this book will also appeal to anyone who has ever wondered what nautical mysteries lie beneath the waves of the greatest of the Great Lakes.

• Guide to the National Parks of the United States, by National Geographic Society. Featuring 375 color photos and 80 full-color detailed maps--more than any other park guidebook--this is the most comprehensive, up-to-the-minute book of its kind on the market today. A perennial favorite with more than a million copies sold in previous editions, it reflects National Geographic's century-long association with America's national parks system and its peerless reputation for travel expertise and cartographic excellence.

The Detroit Lakes Library is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.