Nicola Ross is now the author of two books. The first book published in 2015 – Caledon Hikes – Loops and Lattes describes 37 loop hikes in the Caledon region northwest of Toronto. Her most recent book – Halton Hikes – Loops and Lattes does the same thing but covers the area from Erin south through Milton all the way to Hamilton and east to Mississauga. Through trial and error, and as she explains – lots of wrong turns, mosquitoes, slippery roots, hard to find trailheads and missing trail blazes she delivers a book packed with great ideas and everything you need to know to carry out the hikes. This includes a table on where to park, start and end points, fees if any, closest town or village, length and difficulty of hike, time needed and most importantly where all the best cafés are. Of note, she includes both the number of calories you’ll burn and number of steps taken.

Nicola provides an overview of each hike – so you’ll quickly be able to see if it’s something you want to do. Then she provides a detailed route description along with a small map. Since the books are both paperbacks and don’t weigh too much, you can easily take them with you.

Also of note is the fact that her writing style is wonderful. These are not just guidebooks but books that brim with life thanks to lots of short anecdotes.

If you live in southern Ontario and are a hiker, I guarantee you’ll love these books. You can purchase both online here for $24.95 + shipping and GST. I also have one of your choice to giveaway. (See below.)

Caledon Hikes - Loops & Lattes Review & Giveaway

Book Reviews & Giveaway: Halton & Caledon Loops & Lattes

Loops and Lattes Giveaway

Please leave a comment on my blog telling me which of the two books you’d most like to have. The contest is open until 11:59 PM MST on December 21st. I’ll randomly pick a winner and you’ll have 24 hours to respond by email.

Nicola is also the author of two guest posts on my blog, both of which are great reads – Hiking Among the Zapatecas in Mexico’s Sierra Norte Mountains and Weekending in Caledon: Hamptons of the North.

Leigh McAdam

Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
Co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta
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Leigh McAdam is a Calgary based writer, author, photographer and social media enthusiast with over 57,000 followers. Her blog: HikeBikeTravel is frequently cited as one of the top travel and outdoor adventure blogs in Canada. Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures Co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta

Join the discussion 8 Comments

  • Robert says:

    I live in halton region (Oakville)
    And halton hikes would be perfect one to have :)

  • Toni says:

    Hi Leigh,
    I would love to receive the halton hikes, loops and lattes,
    We finished the Bruce trail and still love to hike and go for day hikes on the Bruce!
    We met you several years ago on the Bruce trail when you were working on your book discovering Canada!
    Love your blog and hope to see more while hiking or biking in Canada!

  • Mary O'Reilly says:

    I think I’d like the Halton one, cause it’s closer to me but the Caledon one would be nice too.

  • Marion Maxwell says:

    I lived in Oakville for years and didn’t know these trails existed,. I still go back frequently, family, and would love to learn more about your trails.

  • Susannah says:

    I would love to win Halton Hikes as I already own Caledon Hikes. I am fairly new to hiking and LOVE it! Winning would give me new places to explore. Thanks! ?

  • Stephanie says:

    I fell in love with her first book on Caledon hikes. Which I actually bought in a Caledon café! I’d love to read and try out her new Halton one! And be inspired to add more hikes to my never ending list! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Lindz says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity! :) I’d love to have a copy of the Halton Hills book since it’s closer to me here in Kitchener – that way it also compliments my friend as she has the Caledon one! :)

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