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Nicola Ross

Freelance writer Nicola Ross lives in Belfountain.

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.

Members of the Orangeville Athletic Sports and Social Club women’s league play weekly at Rotary Park throughout the summer. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

The Good Old Soccer Game

Jun 20, 2016 |

Leaving hockey behind, sports lovers in the hills and beyond are heading to the soccer pitch in record numbers.

Züküdla’s Flaminglo Daily is formulated to ensure strong bones, healthy plumage and vibrant colour.

Zoo Food

Mar 21, 2016 |

How a local feed mill has become the go-to resource for zoos across North America.

It was a blustery day when Carl “Crusty” Cosack took writer Nicola Ross for a ride across the high hills of Peace Valley Ranch. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Home on the Range

Mar 21, 2016 |

Need to soothe your soul and focus your mind? Try a cattle drive!

Colleen Darrell a trailblazing volunteer. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Colleen Darrell

Nov 25, 2015 |

For Colleen, volunteering with the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club seemed like a natural choice.

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.