It’s a launch!
Hamilton and Area Hikes: Loops & Lattes
The latest in the Loops & Lattes series of hiking guides.
You are invited to join the Heart of Ontario in partnership with The Ancaster Mill, to officially launch the Hamilton Hikes & Area: Loops and Lattes book on Wednesday June 6th, 2018.
Launch Event for: Hamilton Hikes & Area: Loops & Lattes Book
Wednesday June 6th, 3:30pm – 6:30pm.
The Ancaster Mill: 1812 Room (free parking on site)
548 Old Dundas Road, Ancaster, ON L9G 3J4
Lattes + refreshments will be served.
10% of proceeds from book sales during the launch goes to the Bruce Trail Conservancy.
Launch event officially opens to the public at 3:30pm
Book Signing & VIP Reception: 3:30 to 4:15pm
Speaking begins at 4:15pm
Keynote Speaker at 4:45pm (Authors Nicola Ross + Amy Darrell)
Experiential Hike: 5:45pm (With Authors and Bruce Trail Conservancy)
We encourage you to experience a taste of what the book is all about and join the group on a trail walk to the Canterbury waterfall. (Whole Experience is approximately 30 minutes long). Wear comfortable shoes.
Please RSVP to Angelica Smith, Industry Relations Officer
Phone: (905) 297 0190 ex. 105 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP Deadline Date: MAY 30th 2018
The Heart of Ontario supported the book’s development to elevate our regional nature and outdoor visitor offer. Nicola Ross has already written Halton Hikes: Loops and Lattes which the Heart of Ontario plans to leverage with the new book to increase regional visitation by promoting more diverse hiking experiences. To build on the hiking activities, the book profiles businesses and community partners from various sectors: accommodations, cafés, restaurants, museums, outdoor operators, and First Nations. The Hamilton Hikes & Area: Loops and Lattes includes trails experiences found in Hamilton’s surrounding area of City of Brantford, County of Brant, and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory that will encourage repeat visitations and extended stays.
Or buy your copy today in order receive it sooner.
$27.95 + $6.00 shipping + 5% tax: Total $35.35
Dufferin Hikes: Loops & Lattes
In Dufferin County, the hills are higher and the valleys deeper. Many roads have no winter maintenance and you can walk a long way without coming to a road. Check out 32 new loops routes in Dufferin Hikes: Loops & Lattes.
Buy your copy today. $24.95 + 5% tax + shipping and handling: Total $32.20
Loops & Lattes Hiking Guides
Near-Urban Hiking Guides with Attitude.
Not just books, these essential pieces of hiking equipment, keep you on track and suggest places to follow up your hike with lunch, ice cream or a frothy latte.
Praise for Loops & Lattes Hiking Guides:
“I just want to expressed how much we have enjoyed your two hiking books. As certified hike leaders and avid hikers, we find your books very well written and easy to follow. We love the area history and the places to eat. So far we have done four of the hikes in Halton Hikes: Loops& Lattes.”
“We have found your book Caledon Hikes to be a wonderful resource for exploring the area. Love the fact you have short and long walks and the recommendations for food breaks along the way. Great book!”
“I’m an avid runner/hiker and have enjoyed many routes through Caledon over the years. I recently picked up your book and have already been on trails I never knew existed thanks to your book. Awesome stuff.”
“Before working in tourism, I spent many years working in publishing, and I’d like to pass along that your book hits the right note on many, many levels. The font choice and size of font are very readable, you’ve found a good balance of being informative and interesting without being overly wordy, the map illustrations are fun, informative and attractive and the tone is excellent – approachable, informative and personal. There are many books out there that have tried to do the same thing but missed the mark.”
Dana Murray, Hamilton
If you walk or hike in the Greater Toronto Area, these are a must-have for your enjoyment on the plethora of fabulous trails throughout the area.
$24.95 + 5% tax + $6 shipping and handling
More Praise for the Loops & Lattes Hiking Guides:
“Nicola Ross’s two hiking books are collections of circle walks that end back at your car, eliminating the need to park vehicles at both ends of a trail or to return the whole way you went in…the notes about where to buy refreshments make for highly civilized outings.”
Niagara Escarpment Views
“With every trail loop she has included distance, level of difficulty, estimated length of time, the calories you’ll burn, highlights, places to eat and drink and possible entrance fees…”
Matthew Strader, Caledon Enterprise
“She shows readers how to navigate local trails, including the Bruce Trail and the Trans Canada Trail, without having to backtrack or arrange to leave a car at a hike’s endpoint.”
In the Hills magazine
“A brilliant way to explore the beauty and natural diversity of the area – it makes Caledon come alive.”
Christopher Carnegie, Caledon
“We’re about half way through our planned Caledon loop hikes, using your delightful book as our guide, choosing many of the 10 km or so lengths. We’ve only got lost once. We’ve also enjoyed your recommended post-hike sojourns.”
“My family and I are excited to get started trying out your loops. We are hoping to do at least one each Saturday at this point as our schedules permit and may try to fit a couple shorter ones into a single day.”
Trudy Cowan & family
“If you want to explore the hiking trails of southern Ontario with a latte in hand, pick up Nicola Ross’s new book.”
The Toronto Star
“I suspect this book will be a staple for Ontario bookstores for years to come.”
Ben McNally, Ben McNally Books
“So much more than just hiking – lots of interesting background, history…”
“I often find that trail books like yours tend to have very vague maps that aren’t super useful, but yours are much more detailed and user-friendly.”
Rebecca Petre, Bolton
“Happiness is being able to find the darn trail guide! I couldn’t find my copy of Caledon Hikes: Loops and Lattes for months.”
Rebecca Petre, Bolton
“The newest hiking guide takes its readers through 37 different loop routes throughout the Region from Burlington to Oakville, and all the way through Milton, Acton, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Erin, Rockwood, Cheltenham and Terra Cotta.”
Danielle Marr, Caledon Enterprise
“Following in the bootprints of Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes, Nicola Ross’s newest guidebook explores the woods and escarpments of the Halton area.”
Tracey Fockler, In the Hills magazine
“Today I hiked the Bear Den Loop from Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes. It was great! Lots of variety. I loved the cedar forests! And the boardwalk is wonderful. Great instructions,..”
“Better still for those who love to get close to nature are the precise directions, terrific photographs and local lore that’s also included. It’s always nice to know the “whys” of your hike, before you’re on the trail.”
Julie Slack, Milton Canadian Champion
“Halton Hikes Loops and Lattes, not only gives detailed directions and trail maps, it also includes area restaurants and cafés so you can be sure you’ll get your caffeine fix and a bite to eat following the hikes.”
Julie Slack, Milton Canadian Champion
“It’s like carrying around your own set of historical plaques — only much lighter.”
Sarah Harmer, singer/songwriter in the Foreword
“Thanks Nicola for publishing this beautiful book, now I will have to pick up Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes.”
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.