Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes
If your idea of a good outing is to walk along trails that take you deep into forests of towering maples, ash and basswoods, by farmer fields green with corn and golden with wheat, across kames and kettles high on the Oak Ridges Moraine, close to crystal streams and waterfalls that crash over the Niagara Escarpment, as well as down quiet country roads that pass by century-old stone and brick houses, then Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes is for you. If you are attuned to stopping for a frosty pint or a hot coffee en route, then Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes is for you too. If your genetic makeup spurns walking in and out along the same trail, it would be best that you crack open a copy of Caledon’s first-ever and only dedicated hiking guide. And if you abhor the bother of a car drop, then you’d better pick up your copy of Caledon Hikes: Loops & Lattes right now. It will keep you and your house guests entertained for hours, and not just because it offers so many hiking options but because it also gives you tidbits of useful and interesting information: Who was Glen Haffy? What is the Devil’s Pulpit? Where is the best place to look for trilliums? When do the spring peepers peep? Where can I pick up home-baked cookies or a cream-cheese-laden bagel en route? What festivals are celebrated in which village and when? And after the hike is done, the route will take you right back to where you began. The circle is complete.
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Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes
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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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Dufferin Hikes: Loops & Lattes
32 hiking routes as well as wonderful après hiking
There are lots of great things to be said about the hiking on offer in Dufferin County, and Nicola Ross says many of them in Dufferin Hikes: Loops & Lattes, the third and latest in her series of Loops & Lattes Hiking Guides. She writes in the introduction: “To put together the 32 loop routes for this guide, I explored the county’s towns, its deep valleys and its high hills. I reveled in its geology – the moraines, the escarpment, the outliers, the crevices – and I gazed across its pancake-flat prairie land. I visited its lakes and rivers and forests, sampled its restaurants and enjoyed more than a few lattes.”
The youngest county in Southern Ontario, Dufferin covers an area just north of Caledon. It includes Orangeville, the Hockley Valley, Mono Cliffs Provincial Park, Pine River Provincial Fishing Area, Boyne Valley Provincial Park, the Niagara Escarpment, Oak Ridges Moraine and more. In addition to Orangeville, Dufferin County’s towns include Shelburne, Grand Valley and Mono Centre. It has fabulous country pubs, stunning rural B&Bs, fine restaurants, noteworthy gift shops as well as some of the best lattes this side of the Greater Toronto Area.
If you like relaxing walks or challenging hiking, ranging in length from 2.2 to 21 kilometres, get out to Dufferin County where you can combine just the right route with some great après hiking in Dufferin County.
I measure my relationship with the Hamilton and Brant region in hundreds of kilometres hiked, numbers of waterfalls discovered, vistas appreciated, hills summited, rivers explored, friends made and lattes consumed. I spent umpteen days working on Hamilton Hikes: Loops & Lattes and I admit it – I’m smitten. Through this guide, I’m thrilled to share my discoveries with those of you who are similarly lovestruck – and may have been for some time – as well as those who are yet to be smitten.
This guide brings you 34 hiking routes (mostly loops) that give you an insider’s view of some of best spots in the region. Concise, detailed directions will take you along a collection of diverse trails, as well as down the occasional shady street, while offering tidbits of information about the history, culture and ecology of the land and communities that you visit en route. The hikes range from about 2 to 23 kilometres in length and vary from easy to moderate to challenging. The guide includes insider information that highlights what each route has in store for you, as well as details about parking and what to do for a little après-hiking enjoyment, being it a bite to eat, a rich latte or time spent shopping or visiting a museum.
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Learn more about Halton Hikes from this interview with CHCH host Annette Hamm.