Nature Hikes: Near Toronto Trails and Adventures

Nature Hikes: Near Toronto Trails and Adventures

by Janet Eagleson
     
 

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Revised and updated.

From the adrenaline rush of standing on the edge of the Nottawasaga Bluffs to the child-like joy of feeding chickadees from an outstretched hand, Nature Hikes shatters the myth that you need to travel far to discover the best of nature.

This beautifully illustrated book leads the way to 56,000 acres of Ontario's most

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Revised and updated.

From the adrenaline rush of standing on the edge of the Nottawasaga Bluffs to the child-like joy of feeding chickadees from an outstretched hand, Nature Hikes shatters the myth that you need to travel far to discover the best of nature.

This beautifully illustrated book leads the way to 56,000 acres of Ontario's most compelling natural features, in five of the most accessible conservation authority preserves near Toronto: Credit Valley; Nottawasaga Valley; Toronto and Region; Lake Simcoe Region; and Central Lake Ontario.

These Conservation Areas - thirty-three in all - provide such natural attractions as:

  • Bird meccas
  • Secret wildlife spots
  • Excellent fishing holes
  • Incredible hiking and biking trails
  • Breathtaking vistas.

Nature Hikes is a must guide for groups and individuals who love wild places and the special creatures that live there. Each chapter covers a conservation area with stunning color photography, detailed directions and maps, complete trail and activity information, notes on flora and fauna, and amusing anecdotes that are sure to inspire readers to lace up their hiking boots and explore.

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North of the City
For more ideas of getting back to nature without straying too far from home, pick up a copy of Nature Hikes: Near-Toronto Trails and Adventures. Updated for 2009, this guidebook features descriptions--and beautiful colour photographs--of 33 conservation areas within a short drive of the GTA. Each chapter focusses on a different conservation area and includes a personal account of a visit by author Janet Eagleson.... The entries include nuts-and-bolts details about each site....and the book features information to enhance your hiking experience, from spotting and photographing wildlife to identifying bird calls and reading the clouds to changes in weather.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550464450
Publisher:
Boston Mills Press
Publication date:
03/05/2005
Edition description:
Revised edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Janet Eagleson is the author of The Maple Syrup Book.

Rosemary Hasner's photography been featured in some twenty exhibits and in the books Dufferin County and The Maple Syrup Book.

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