New 2nd edition, published April 29, 2013. From Itasca State Park in Minnesota, to the southernmost point in Louisiana, on the Gulf of Mexico, Bob Robinson guides you along the designated route of the Mississippi River Trail, turn by turn. The Mississippi River Trail follows the mighty river's 2500-mile journey across America's heartland. Whether you are planning to cycle the entire trail or looking for a weekend adventure, this guidebook includes the services, route directions, bike shops, and maps you need to plan your adventure. The narration accompanying each section of the guidebook includes points of interest and history of the area. Many of the quaint picturesque communities along the Mississippi River have long been popular destinations for travelers, and are well equipped to accommodate their needs. All services have been verified and updated in this new edition, along with over 600 additional miles of new MRT routes. So grab your bike and get prepared for the adventure of your life!