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Nicola Ross

Freelance writer Nicola Ross lives in Alton and is the author of the bestselling 'Loops and Lattes' hiking guide series.

Little Tract Interpretive Trail

Mar 16, 2024

The protected Dufferin County Forest is a treasure trove of eastern white pines, spruce and cedars.

Hiking Island Lake Conservation area

Nov 27, 2023

Stroll on scenic boardwalks, lush forest trails and dams while spotting lots of local wildlife at Island Lake Conservation Area.

Caledon forced to go it alone: Here’s why the odds and costs are against us

Sep 8, 2023

The Ford government’s dissolution of Peel and incursion into the Greenbelt pose existential threats to Caledon as we know it.

Erin’s Woollen Mill Trail

Sep 8, 2023

Take an easy stroll from Erin’s Main Street to the banks of the West Credit River, dotted with historic mill sites that date to the 1840s.

Kilgorie Pine River Loop

Jun 16, 2023

Take a stroll along the Bruce Trail in Mulmur to spot wild brook trout and more. Nicola Ross, author of ‘Loops and Lattes’, shows you the way.

Albion Hills Loop (Palgrave)

Mar 20, 2023

What better way to welcome spring than to take a hike through one of our many gorgeous conservation areas.

Elora Cataract Trailway

Nov 20, 2022

Enjoy an amble on the Elora Cataract Trailway, a 47km recreational route that was once the path of the Credit Valley Railway.

Common Ground: Stuart Lazier and Tony Arrell

Nov 20, 2022

This duo is the driving force behind the creation of Creemore’s brand new $4.5-million Village Green, an initiative to provide a place for people to enjoy, for families to play, and for community events.

Pit by Pit

Sep 20, 2022

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?

Creemore Nature Preserve

Sep 20, 2022

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.

Mulmur Hills Hike

Jun 24, 2022

A view of the Boyne River, a visit to legendary concert spot Rock Hill Park and the Bibbulmun Track Friendship Trail awaits on this hilly terrain.

Trail Running in Headwaters

Mar 29, 2022

Through the woods, up the hills, down the valleys, the popularity of trail running races is surging in Headwaters – and this competition is all about fun.

Upper Credit Conservation Area

Mar 29, 2022

Our inaugural Take a Hike features grassland, rock elms and an ancient pine tree on part of the Credit Valley Trail.

Ice Angel: Ken Hunt

Nov 29, 2021

Thanks to this community builder, the Palgrave Mill Pond is a place where the village meets in winter to skate, play shinny and connect.

Yes, She Can: Ashley Lawrence and Kadeisha Buchanan

Nov 29, 2021

Two pivotal players in Canada’s first Olympic gold in women’s soccer in Tokyo call Caledon East and Shelburne home.

Ice Skating Outside

Nov 29, 2021

Lacing up outdoors to hit the ice.

Pick Your Pose

Sep 24, 2021

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.

Belfountain Under Siege

Jun 22, 2021

A dispatch from the battlefield.