3 great hiking guide books from Nicola Ross. If you like to hike or walk and don't yet know the trails in Dufferin, Caledon & Halton Counties, then these guidebooks are a must have. As with all the guides in the Loops & Lattes series, routes conveniently start and end at the same location. Ranging from easy hikes to more challenging, each of the hikes are accompanied by a detailed map, precise directions, loads of colour photos, a smattering of local lore and suggestions about what to do after you finish. Lattes anyone?
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 of 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.