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Nicola Ross

Freelance writer Nicola Ross lives in Belfountain.

E-bike fan Liz Beatty and skeptic Nicola Ross recently took their motorized wheels for a ride on Forks of the Credit Road. Photo by Pete Paterson.

E-Bikes: The Skeptic and the Fan

Jun 19, 2018

Are e-bikes cheating or are they the perfect solution for our hills? Two very different local cyclists take their e-bikes out for a spin, and weigh in on the experience.

Don Coats (left) tested his mettle, with the help of an e-bike, against younger and fitter triathlete Sean Bechtel on his road bike. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Can an E-bike Help you Shave Minutes off your Time?

Jun 19, 2018

Manpower vs horsepower: How Don Coats, the owner of Caledon Hills Cycling in Inglewood, fared using an e-bike to race his faster employee, Sean Bechtel.

A Tale of Two Women: Virginia Ridpath. Photo by Jeff Ridpath. Richie Castillo. Photo by Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Swimming Buddies: Virginia Ridpath and Richie Castillo

Jun 19, 2018

A former Olympic swimmer and her Philippines-born caregiver swam together for less than a year – but the experience changed both their lives profoundly.

Enthusiastic master swimmer Jo Coburn. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Orangeville Otters Swim Club

Jun 19, 2018

Otters in the Waters: The pool isn’t just for kids.

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

Mar 26, 2018

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

Dave’s fascination with trails began in the early 1980s when he decided to hike the Grand Canyon and selected the Bruce Trail as his training course. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Dave Moule

Nov 22, 2017

Maven, Connector, Salesperson

Jan travels to Indigenous communities throughout North America to consult with people about managing dog populations. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Jan Hannah

Nov 22, 2017

A Dog’s Best Friend

Jay Mowat with a sculpture by woodworker Jennifer McKinnon which his wife Clare gave him this year on his 65th birthday. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Jay Mowat

Nov 22, 2017

Collaborator Extraordinaire

Lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing. Photo by Plbernier / Istockphoto.

Cross-country Skiing

Nov 22, 2017

Night skiing, lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing.

You’ll completely miss the ball until you get used to the shorthandled pickleball paddle. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Pickleball, Anyone?

Sep 16, 2017

The name may be goofy, but this racquet sport delivers a competitive workout.

The Classic Revival style of the Dufferin County Court House was designed to impress the citizenry with the authority of the judiciary. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walking Tour of Orangeville, Inglewood or Hillsburgh

Jun 21, 2017

Soak up some fascinating local history and stroll the sidewalks of our towns and villages.

Women Shine in Learn-to Sport Programs

Jun 21, 2017

What makes the difference? Support and personal connections.

Stella Davies thought the game might be a fun diversion for her and her husband David who had developed a vision problem. The unexpected result? His vision improved. Photos by James MacDonald.

Playing Ping-Pong in Mono is a Community Affair

Mar 20, 2017

A dedicated band of Ping-Pong fans of every age congregate every week to show their paddle power.

Donna Davies, historian with attitude. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Donna Davies

Nov 22, 2016

Historian with attitude

Barrie Shepley, high-performance brain. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Barrie Shepley

Nov 22, 2016

High-performance brain

An aerial yoga workout, like this one at Personal Best in Mono Mills, combines yoga, Pilates and dance. The silk hammock allows for extra stretch and the occasional thrill of weightlessness. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Fusion workouts

Nov 22, 2016

Mix & match, fusion workouts take the “same old” out of exercise.

Ryan Atkins plows through a water obstacle. Photos by Fred Webster.

Obstacle Course Racing

Sep 16, 2016

Making sport of obstacles: A Caledon couple are rising stars in a challenging new professional sport.

The Language of Nature

Jun 20, 2016

Without words, are we lost in the woods? How words connect us to nature.

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.