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Pit by Pit

Sep 20, 2022 | Nicola Ross | Features

As another battle over aggregate mining gears up in Cataract, the question remains: how do we balance our voracious demand for aggregates with the rights of local citizens and nature?

Where The Wild Things Are

Sep 20, 2022 | Janice Quirt | Features

What the leaders, students and parents of local outdoor school programs want us to know about the power of outdoor learning.

Feeding the Soul

Sep 20, 2022 | Ellie Eberlee | Features

Communal gardening helps newcomers nourish the sense of community lost when they were forced to flee their homeland.

Counter Culture

Sep 20, 2022 | Isabel Buckmaster | Features

How cooks at community kitchens are rustling up a lot more than meals on their countertops.

A Walk in The Hills

Sep 13, 2022 | In The Hills | Features

The illustrator behind The Sweetgrass Chronicles series turns his attention to the hills of Mulmur.

Autumn Contributors

Sep 20, 2022 | In The Hills | Contributors

Meet three of the creative people who fill this issue’s pages.

Fall for Caledon’s Craft Beverage Trail

Sep 22, 2022 | In The Hills Studio | Features

Visit these 7 charming destinations to sample and shop for local cider, beer and fruit wine.

Getting It Together

Getting It Together

Sep 20, 2022 | Emily Dickson | Features

Why the obsession with organizing is growing and what we’re looking for under all that mess

In Every Issue

Letters – Our Readers Write: Autumn 2022

Sep 20, 2022 | Our Readers | Letters, Our Readers Write

Letters published in the Autumn 2022 edition of In The Hills magazine.

Field Notes for Autumn 2022

Sep 20, 2022 | Johanna Bernhardt | Field Notes

What to paint, visit and ponder this autumn.

Technical director Lisa Lahue at work in Theatre Orangeville’s East Garafraxa production shop.

Jigsaws and Routers and Drills, Oh My!

Sep 20, 2022 | Emily Dickson | A Day in the Life

Theatre Orangeville’s technical director, Lisa Lahue, gets her hands dirty as she helps create the imagined worlds that enchant theatregoers.

Creemore Nature Preserve

Sep 20, 2022 | Nicola Ross | Take a Hike

This short hike in Clearview Township is perfect for a quick escape into brilliant fall colours, with gorgeous maple trees, a pollinator garden, and crystal waters that are the local brewery’s special ingredient.

Autumn Contributors

Sep 20, 2022 | In The Hills | Contributors

Meet three of the creative people who fill this issue’s pages.

Food + Drink Autumn 2022

Sep 13, 2022 | Janice Quirt | Food + Drink

Try a new Caribbean restaurant, tour Dufferin farms and add style to your home kitchen.

Architects Jan and Ivana Benda’s Mulmur home, Bluepine, sits on a slope against a forested backdrop.

Open House

Sep 20, 2022 | Alison McGill | At Home in the Hills

For two architects who built thriving careers in Czechoslovakia, Canada and China, a contemporary home set against the sweeping vistas of Mulmur’s Pine River valley is their paradise found.

Thank you, Ken Weber

Sep 20, 2022 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

In the Hills bids a fond farewell to long-time contributor, Ken Weber, who penned 103 columns for our Historic Hills section.

Michael Compeau

Sep 20, 2022 | Tralee Pearce | Artist in Residence

Michael Compeau’s paintings are inspired by the lush landscapes and natural wonders that surround him.

Illustration by Shelagh Armstrong

How Will Our Kids Align Their Stars?

Sep 20, 2022 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s such a familiar question. We throw it out to the littlest of our littles, as early as age three or four, once their interests start to sparkle.


Striking a Cord

Sep 20, 2022 | Alison McGill | Country Living 101

Everything you need to know about what type of wood to burn, and how to source, store and stack it all.

Meet the Maker: Colby Chin

Sep 20, 2022 | Ellie Eberlee | Made in the Hills

A landscaper expresses his love of chess by carving oversized limestone and granite sets built to last.

The Rise and Fall of the Rural Post Office

Sep 20, 2022 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

Before rural mail delivery was established in the early 1900s, nearly every village and hamlet in these hills had a post office.

A Puzzling Conclusion Fall 2022

A Puzzling Conclusion: Fall 2022

Sep 20, 2022 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Try your hand at euchre, name some newborns and identify a dozen animals – plus a few extra brain teasers

Writer Gail Grant estimates that over a year the packaging for the tiny monthly pill she takes would fill a wheelbarrow.

A Hard Pill to Swallow

Sep 20, 2022 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Getting the pill out of the package is just the first irritation with prescription meds.

Local Buys: Autumn 2022

Sep 20, 2022 | Janice Quirt | Made in the Hills

Floral art, kitchen picks and metal art

Home Base

In the uninhibited riot of colour and texture of the dining room, guests can’t help but leave any stuffiness at the door. Photo by Pam Purves.

The Mad Hatter’s Country Home

Ron and Glenn are interior designers by trade – and they’re adventurous. One suspects Alice and the Mad Hatter would feel quite at home here.

The grand Victorian exterior of Sandy and Peter Reeves’ Hillsburgh farmhouse has changed little since it was built in 1876. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

At Home with Pond Side Pilates

How a lush Hillsburgh property warms the souls of its English expat owners – and neighbours looking to get fit.

This all-black contemporary home is built into a hillside, affording the owners sweeping views eastward and protection from Mulmur’s famously harsh winter winds. Photo by Ben Rahn.

Taking the Long View

A contemporary family home melds into a Mulmur hillside and makes the case for the transportive joys of miles-long vistas and oversized windows.

Georgian on their Minds

A passion for restoration has filled this Melville couple’s hearts and spare time for more than two decades.

Get Outside

Sue Joy’s canine companion, Traffic, 11, masters a sun salutation during a “doga” (dog yoga) class in August among the sunflowers at Campell’s Cross Farm in Caledon. Yoga with animals is one of the many contemporary variations of the ancient practice. Photo by Venesa Zukic, Fly Light Photography.

Pick Your Pose

From hatha to ashtanga, there’s a wide range of yoga styles to address your physical, mental or spiritual needs – even the need to include furry pals.


Seeking peace and solitude on Island Lake in Orangeville.

Nature therapy guide Kaitlyn Powers (centre) instructs writing pals Gail Grant (left) and Nicola Ross how to be still, breathe deeply and absorb nature with all their senses – followed by tea. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Forest Bathing

Slowing down, tuning in. With forest bathing, the slow movement takes to the woods.

Tina Daalderop leads a recent pole-walking hike. Poles help with balance, contribute to a full-body workout and can be useful aids in tricky situations. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Nordic Pole Walking

Walking with poles: the fashionable walking stick morphs into essential hiking gear.

Foodie Fun

Greystones Restaurant and Lounge director of operation Danielle Hughes and co-owner Benn Froggett stand at the bar in the lounge. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Greystones Reborn

An Orangeville landmark gets a splashy makeover and the chance to turbocharge the town’s vibrant dining scene.

Chicken teriyaki skewers at Heatherlea Farm Shoppe. Photo courtesy Heatherlea Farm Shoppe.

The Boom in Local Food

In the dark cloud of the pandemic, a silver lining for small farmers.

Preserving Tradition

Our forebears knew how to put sunshine in a jar. You can too.

Food + Drink Summer 2022

Map out a season of good eating with Parisian-style pastries, creamy coconut yogurt and on-farm adventures.