Book Description: Revised and updated. From the adrenaline rush of standing on the edge of the Nottawasaga Bluffs to the child-like joy of feeding chickadees from an outstretched hand, Nature Hikes shatters the myth that you need to travel far to discover the best of nature. This beautifully illustrated book leads the way to 56,000 acres of Ontario's most compelling natural features, in five of the most accessible conservation authority preserves near Toronto: Credit Valley; Nottawasaga Valley; Toronto and Region; Lake Simcoe Region; and Central Lake Ontario. These Conservation Areas - thirty-three in all - provide such natural attractions as: Bird meccas Secret wildlife spots Excellent fishing holes Incredible hiking and biking trails Breathtaking vistas. Nature Hikes is a must guide for groups and individuals who love wild places and the special creatures that live there. Each chapter covers a conservation area with stunning color photography, detailed directions and maps, complete trail and activity information, notes on flora and fauna, and amusing anecdotes that are sure to inspire readers to lace up their hiking boots and explore.