When the snow arrives
do you hang up your hiking boots?
A Winter Walk
A ribbon of smoke
In the cool crisp air,
Hangs in the valley there.
The sounds of nature
Its silence deep,
Trickles down the frosted creek.
A blanket was cast
Of new fallen snow,
Footprints made each step we go.
We think we remember
The path that we take,
Falling flakes cover the trail we make.
Then on our way home
The evening lights fade,
Memories warm in the cool somber shades.
The warmth of a fire,
At home in a while,
Our winter walk ends in a smile.
Halton Hikes has arrived!
Get a copy now for you, a hiking friend or family member.
Want to reduce stress, spend time with friends and family, feel healthier, lower your blood pressure and have fun? Then lace up a pair of running shoes and hit the trails. Building on the success of Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes, my new hiking guide Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes, explores new hiking territory.
It describes 37 loop routes that will appeal to casual walkers as well as seasoned hikers. Once again, the loops all begin and conveniently end at the same location so no need to drop a car or retrace one’s footsteps.
Ranging in length from 3.6 to 24.8 kilometres, each is accompanied by a detailed map, precise directions, loads of colour photos and a smattering of local lore.
Halton Region stretches north from Oakville and Burlington, up the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment near Campbellville, Milton, Acton, Georgetown and Glen Williams and into the rural areas just across the border near Eden Mills, Rockwood, Erin, Cheltenham and Terra Cotta. If you live in or visit the Greater Toronto Area and the Golden Horseshoe, Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes will provide you with days of enjoyment.
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$24.95 + 5% tax + $6.00 for shipping and handling: Total $32.20
Learn more about Halton Hikes from this interview with CHCH host Annette Hamm.
About the Author
The Niagara Escarpment is embedded in Nicola Ross’s psyche, and the Credit River courses through her veins. Years spent exploring the countryside prompted her to use a pen to help protect her home. A columnist with In the Hills magazine and the award-winning author of six books including Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes and Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes, Nicola combines her knowledge of the landscape with her hiking skills to bring you routes that help you come to know your landscape.
Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes
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. All 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 an irresistible 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.
For the Caledon Hikes love story check out my new video created by Mick Partlett.
About the Author
A hometown girl, NICOLA ROSS is part of Caledon’s landscape. Years spent hiking local trails, wandering down country roads and exploring villages prompted her to start the Caledon Countryside Alliance to help protect the area from urban sprawl. A columnist with In The Hills magazine for almost two decades and the award-winning author of five books including Caledon and Dufferin County, Nicola lends her knowledge of Caledon’s past and present to her familiarity with the trails that crisscross its dramatic landscape.