Home to the Niagara Escarpment’s cliffs, the Oak Ridges Moraine’s rolling kames and kettles, fine farmland and several of southern Ontario’s most picturesque rivers, Caledon is a rural gem located within Toronto’s urban shadow. In Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes, Nicola provides detailed descriptions of 37 hiking loops that are a perfect way to spend an hour, an afternoon or even an entire day. Nicola’s carefully thought-out routes demonstrate her familiarity with the landscape and knowledge of what makes a good hike great. Each of the routes described in this thoughtfully organized guide start and end at the same location. Sprinkled within her instructions is fascinating information about Caledon’s plants and animals, tidbits about its industrial past, and suggestions about where to top off your walk with a frothy café latte or a creamy ice cream cone.
If you live in the Greater Toronto Area or plan to visit, Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes will provide you with hours of hiking enjoyment.
Born and raised in Belfountain, Nicola spent her summers exploring the Forks of the Credit and other parts of the Niagara Escarpment. Her passion for the landscape resulted in Nicola creating the Caledon Countryside Alliance in order to keep the countryside in Caledon’s hills. A biology graduate from the University of Guelph, Nicola soon discovered a pen was her preferred tool. The award-winning author five books, including “Caledon” and “Dufferin County,” Ross is also a regular contributor to In the Hills magazine. She has also published articles in the Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Explore magazine, Ontario Nature, Harrowsmith Country Life and more. Formerly, the editor-in-chief of Alternatives Journal, Canada’s national environmental magazine, Ross is now pursuing her love of writing, travel and sport on a full time basis.