As Ontario’s outdoor spaces begin to open up, Avon Trail received a great fundraising offer from Nicola Ross, the author of the Loops & Lattes series of hiking guides.
As you may know, Nicola has just published a new guide called Waterloo, Wellington & Guelph Hikes: Loops & Lattes. The 5th in her series, this guide describes 35 hiking routes, ranging in length from 2.4k to 22k. These hikes in and around Waterloo, Woolwich and Guelph, extend to Cambridge, Erin, Rockwood, Palmerston and Harriston. Several follow parts of the Avon Trail. The Health Valley In and Out, in Waterloo/St. Jacobs(No. 13 in the guide book) is a good example.
I can attest to the value of this guide, having used it in February while hiking two of the 35 hike loops contained within. For each hike, the author provided an overview, a colourfully outlined map and numbered directions beginning with parking and what you can expect to see on route. I can’t say enough beautiful things about the GeoTime Loop (No. 7 in the guide book). The directions provided help ensure you park and start at the beginning of this marvellously laid out trail. In walking the 4-kilometer distance, you encounter 18-numbered placards, each explaining a fascinating geological feature from 4 billion to 2 billion years ago.
This guide costs $27.95 + 5% tax each. Nicola will donate $7 to the Avon Trail for every copy purchased of this hiking guide or any of the other four in the series. This offer, good for purchases online at her website , has been extended until June 30, 2020.
To take advantage of this offer in support of the Avon Trail:
- Click on Loops&Lattes
- Choose the guide(s) you would like to purchase.
- Proceed to the checkout and fill in the Billing Information.
- When you arrive at Shipping Information, there is an Order Notes (optional) box.
- Write “Avon Trail” in this box.
- Complete your transaction.
Nicola will ship your book(s) to you and let you know that she received your request to make a donation to our group. I encourage you to support Avon Trail in this way. Nicola’s guides make great gifts and ’tis the hiking season again…finally.
PS if you have questions or concerns, you can contact Nicola directly at nikkiross1212 @gmail.com