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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.

Rowing on Island Lake

Mar 22, 2012

On the calm, early morning waters of Island Lake, rowers get a healthy head start on their day.

Cheaper by the Bushel: Van Dyken Bros.

Mar 22, 2012

Italian cooks flock to this Dutch family’s pick-your-own farm in Caledon.

The Coalition of Concerned Citizens

Nov 21, 2011

Local Heroes: The Coalition of Concerned Citizens fought to perserve our rural landscape

The Food of Love

Nov 21, 2011

Bridgitte says chocolate is also great brain food. It can shift your consciousness, making you feel better. “But,” she warns, “brain-activating chemicals are very heat sensitive.”

Off-trail on Snowshoes

Nov 21, 2011

We’d warmed up with a short hike down to a kettle lake covered in untrodden snow. We couldn’t resist the temptation to make tracks, so we crossed the lake enjoying the silence and the warm sunshine.

The Sausage King of Broadway Farm’s Market

Sep 9, 2011

Sausages that are fast becoming a popular option, even among Broadway Farm’s Market’s most health-conscious customers.

Putting the Cart After the Horse

Sep 9, 2011

Soon we’re flying up the road. Had I worn a silk scarf, it would have been streaming out behind me.

Fall Fair Fare

Aug 19, 2011

The traditions of the annual agricultural fair were brought to Canada by British settlers.

Midway Delights

Aug 19, 2011

Jean Denison finds the Erin Fair’s Optimist fries hard to resist, but she can’t resist the church pies either.

The Case for Local Meat Processing

Aug 19, 2011

For consumers, improved meat safety sounds encouraging – but the transition to a more strictly regulated system has not been without casualties.

The little project that grew

Aug 19, 2011

Seven of the 20 individual plots have been rented for $25 each by area residents who want fresh vegetables.

A Courtly Romance

Jun 16, 2011

Croquet, at least the version I was about to learn, is both remarkably like and completely different from what most kids play.

Eat Your Spinach!

Jun 16, 2011

Like Your Mom And Popeye Told You: Queen Victoria Baby Leaf Spinach comes from right here in Dufferin County!

The New Farmer

May 14, 2011

From big city to back forty, an urban couple leaves the world of cappuccino and concrete for a better life … on the farm.

Kitchen Table Talk

May 14, 2011

What happens when five of Caledon’s most committed local-food mavens get together to share coffee, muffins and some big ideas?

Bicycle Exchange

Mar 24, 2011

Mountain biker Karen Gillies and road cyclist Nicola Ross invite each other out for a spin.

Le Tour de Terra Cotta

Mar 24, 2011

Ted Webb’s infectious passion for cycling has transformed a sleepy village into a road racer’s dream.

Le Tour de Terra Cotta – Race Video

Mar 24, 2011

RACE DATE: MONDAY AUGUST 1st, 2011 Participants don’t just like LTDTC… they LOVE it! The Tour starts at the Terra Cotta Inn where dozens of sleek, jersey-clad racers fill King…

In The Hills

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.