If you’re a lover of exploring your community through hiking, Hamilton & Area Hikes: Loops and Lattes, by Nicola Ross and Amy Darrell is for you. Launched this month, this new book highlights some of the extensive trail system along the Grand River, highlighting our area’s forest-laden river oxbows and rolling farmlands. Not just a book, this essential piece of hiking equipment keeps you on track and suggests places to follow up your hike with lunch, ice cream, or a frothy locally crafted latte.
Hamilton & Area Hikes: Loops and Lattes
includes trails experiences found in Hamilton and the surrounding area of the City of Brantford, County of Brant, and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Supported by the Heart of Ontario
, this book elevates the area’s exceptional outdoor experiences. To build on the hiking activities, the book profiles businesses and community partners from various sectors, including accommodations, cafes, restaurants, museums, outdoor operations, and First Nations experiences.
There are 34 routes in this guide that range in length from 2.5 to 23.5 kilometers. Each hike is accompanied by a detailed map, precise directions, beautiful colour photos, and some local lore and suggestions about what to do during your hike – like stop for a local latte!
About the Authors: Nicola Ross and Amy Darrell
The Niagara Escarpment is embedded in Nicola Ross’ psyche, and the Credit River courses through her veins. The award-winning author of eight books, including the Loops & Lattes series of hiking guides, Nicola combines her knowledge of the landscape with her hiking skills to bring you routes that crisscross southern Ontario’s dramatic cliffs and sprawling farm fields.
Amy Darrell is happiest when putting one foot in front of the other at hiking speed. She spent her childhood scrambling over limestone rocks in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment’s Devil’s Pulpit. Amy has focused her career on building strong, sustainable communities in a healthy, natural environment. While passionate about outdoors, Amy can also be found kicking back with a really good cup of coffee.