October 13th.- Nicola Ross: Trail Hiking in Southern Ontario Presentation:
In this new, completely revised edition of Halton Hikes: Loops & Lattes, Nicola describes 37 routes that will appeal to casual walkers as well as seasoned hikers. Her loops all begin and conveniently end at the same location. Ranging in length from 3.6 to 24.1 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.
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.
After years working in the environment sector as a climate change consultant, writer and editor of Canada’s national environmental magazine Alternatives Journal, I now focus on travel and adventure writing.