For residents and visitors alike, Toronto can seem far away from nature. However, it's much easier to escape the city than one might think. Nature Hikes is a beautifully illustrated guidebook that leads the way to 56,000 acres of Ontario's most compelling natural features. This new edition is completely revised and updated to reflect recent changes to conservation areas.
The book features 33 conservation areas in all, including the five most accessible conservation authority preserves near Toronto -- Credit Valley, Nottawasaga Valley, Toronto and Region, Lake Simcoe Region and Central Lake Ontario -- which provide access to natural attractions such as:
Nature Hikes is a must-have 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 and notes on flora and fauna. Numerous amusing anecdotes from those who have been there are sure to inspire readers to explore for themselves.
Janet Eagleson is the author of The Maple Syrup Book.
Rosemary Hasner's photography has been featured in some 20 exhibits and in the books Dufferin County and The Maple Syrup Book.
Welcome to Nature Hikes: Near-Toronto Trails and Adventures, a book that celebrates the natural world and recognizes that nature touches each of us in very different ways. As you thumb through the pages that follow, you will be introduced to the many treasures of natural resources and wildlife habitats that you can discover close to your own home. These areas have been protected by your local Conservation Authority, which works diligently to preserve the quality and health of your regional environment.
USING THIS BOOK
RESPECT FOR NATURE
Nature provides different meanings and different inspirations to everyone. The beautiful parks in Nature Hikes: Near-Toronto Trails and Adventures have captured my imagination and my soul... I hope they capture yours, too.